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August 27, 2012 A regional ban on smoking that included the city of Bremen, Germany and Lower Saxony state apparently triggered a 26% reduction in STEMI among nonsmokers, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. Moreover, the overall rate of ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) without regard for smoking status was reduced by 16% in the 2 years following the smoking ban, compared with the 2 years before the ban of smoking in public places went into effect, said Johannes Schmucker, MD, a cardiology resident at Hospital Links der Weser of Bremen.
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