The ban on indoor
smoking will soon start to produce public health benefits.
This is the opinion of Amanda Sandford, research manager at Action on Smoking
and Health (ASH), who said that the UK is already starting to see a fall in the
number of people who are admitted to hospital with heart attacks due to
She explained that a similar fall would happen with cancer rates, but will take longer to come to fruition and until is happens more
can be done to reduce the effects of smoking.
"Where people are exposed is primarily in the home. What is needed is more
ongoing health mass media campaigns to alert people to the dangers of passive
smoke," Ms Sandford added.
According to ASH, every year more than 100,000 smokers in the UK die from
smoking related causes, but around ten million adults still have the habit.
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Cancer treatment news : 11 June 2012