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According to research conducted by the Mayo Clinic, a smoke-free workplace can reduce the numbers of heart attacks.

In fact, the research follows the number of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths among Olmsted County, Minn. Once a smoke-free ordinance was passed, incidences of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths were cut in half, and adult smoking fell 23 percent during the same time frame. The rates for other risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, remained stable or grew.

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