The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Evidence that smoking bans improve health

    As municipalities ban smoking at workplaces and in public buildings, evidence of the benefits are beginning to appear in the press.


    • A steep decline in heart attacks
    • In the 18 months after a no-smoking ordinance took effect in Pueblo in 2003, hospital admissions for heart attacks for city residents dropped 27%

    San Francisco

    • After the law went into effect bartenders experienced a substantial reduction in respiratory symptoms of eye, nose and throat irritation symptoms


    • Significant improvements in respiratory symptoms and lung function within 2 months following a ban on smoking in confined public places

    I am aware of no reports where health was adversely affected by smoking bans.

    10/12/06 20:45 JR

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