Smoke-free laws lead to lower heart disease risk among young adults

Smoke-free laws lead to lower heart disease risk among young adultsBy American Heart Association News

Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among a group of young adults who were followed over a 20-year span, according to a new study.

The findings are consistent with previous studies that found health benefits as a result of smoke-free policies, including lower risks of heart- and lung-related illnesses and diseases. But the new research published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation is believed to be the first to follow, and capture specific details about, thousands of young adults over a period of several decades.

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