Short-term Impact of Smoke-free Legislation in England : 1200 Fewer MIs Per Year

I thought I'd share a few interesting links and abstracts over the next few weeks, rather than the longer more detailed posts that I've been producing recently.

Here's one for starters : a study showing that the smoking ban (introduced across England in 2007) resulted in a 2% reduction in myocardial infarctions - 1200 fewer admission per year, compared to the years before the ban.

Has this work been replicated in US states with a smoking ban?

What are your thoughts?

BMJ paper