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Smoking bans promote lower BP in workers

Publish date: 06 February 2019
Issue Number: 272
Diary: Legalbrief Workplace
Category: Health

Smoking bans in workplaces and public places may help promote lower systolic blood pressure among people working in or living near these settings, suggests a recently study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota. The researchers analysed data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, examining 2 606 adults in Birmingham, Alabama; Chicago; Minneapolis; and Oakland, California, who were not active smokers when followed between 1995 and 2011. The researchers found that people who lived near or worked in areas with non-smoking policies had lower systolic blood pressure than people associated with areas without such policies.

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