Certainly, at this stage I don’t believe you.
Early results of a study commissioned by the Department of Health revealed heart attack rates dropped by about a tenthin England in the year after the ban was introduced in July 2007.
Separate research found an even sharper decrease – 14 per cent – in Scotland, where the ban was imposed a year earlier. Another study in Wales is expected to reveal similar results.
As I recall that Scottish study was very much cherry picking the data, wasn’t it? One town only and the results were well within random variation? Or is that an American study about the same sort of thing that I’m thinking about?
Anyone who actually knows their health stats care to comment?