"Smoking ban will lead to less heart problems"

27th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

27 November 2007, AMSTERDAM - A smoking ban in the hospitality industry will quickly result in less cardiovascular disease, better respiratory functioning and fewer respiratory complaints. The Netherlands Centre for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) writes this in a report presented to Social Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner on Tuesday.

27 November 2007

AMSTERDAM  - A smoking ban in the hospitality industry will quickly result in less cardiovascular disease, better respiratory functioning and fewer respiratory complaints. The Netherlands Centre for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) writes this in a report presented to Social Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner on Tuesday.

The centre bases its claim on European research. In Italy, for instance, the number of hospital admissions for heart attacks has dropped significantly one year after the smoking ban was introduced.

Bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs will be smoke free in the Netherlands come next summer. The country is one of the last in Europe to take measures against smoking in this industry.

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