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May 19, 2009 Governor Perdue Signs HB 2: Smoke Free in NC. Lightwood and Glantz meta-analysis on effects of smoking bans on AMI at 12 months. Lightwood JM, Glantz SA. Circulation. 2009;120(14):1373-9. Application to NC. 20,418 AMI hospital discharges in 2006

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lightwood and glantz meta analysis on effects of smoking bans on ami at 12 months
Lightwood and Glantz meta-analysis on effects of smoking bans on AMI at 12 months

Lightwood JM, Glantz SA. Circulation. 2009;120(14):1373-9.

application to nc
Application to NC
  • 20,418 AMI hospital discharges in 2006
    • If a 17% reduction, then 3,471 AMI hospitalizations avoided in 1st year, perhaps more later
  • 14% 30-day mortality rate after AMI
  • 21% 31-day to 1-year mortality rate after AMI
    • 1,113 post AMI deaths avoided over a year
  • 12,093 out-of-hospital cardiac deaths in 2007
    • 2056 out-of-hospital cardiac deaths avoided?
  • AMI costs about $14,000
  • $48,594,000 saved per year in NC
  • Ignores cost of out-of-hospital deaths and other diseases
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