Do Smoking Bans Help Protect Americans?


By Molly Grady

The Centers for Disease Control also says that smoking bans now protect almost half of Americans.

That's a big jump from 12 years ago when only three percent of Americans were protected.

Smoking in restaurants, bars and other workplaces is now banned in 30 of America's 50 largest cities.

Researchers say the bans reduce second hand smoke, which in turn lower heart attacks and other tobacco related illnesses in non-smokers.

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