Study Shows Smoking Ban in Casinos Leads to Drop in Ambulance Calls

7 August 2013

According to a study led by University of California, San Francisco, it seems that when smoking in Colorado casinos was no longer allowed, the number of ambulance calls dropped 23 percent, the result being similar to the one of other non-casino establishments which banned smoking. Lead author of the study Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, UCSF professor of medicine, explained that the drop in ambulance calls was a result of less exposure to secondhand smoke.

In order to conduct this study, the team at the UCSF concentrated on how many ambulance calls were made in Gilpin County, a tourist destination in Colorado which is considered the largest gaming location in the state, currently having 26 casinos.

Glantz expressed the idea that the inhalation of secondhand smoke can lead to dangerous health problems, causing arteries to stop expanding properly and increases dangers with blood clots, which can eventually trigger heart attacks. Other health problems caused by cigarette secondhand smoke include strokes, asthma attacks and other similar events.

Many casinos are currently exempt from the anti-smoking law, the professor saying that employees and casino customers are constantly exposed to secondhand smoke. It seems that the online casino world is the best solution for individuals who prefer to stay at home without having to inhale secondhand smoke, as well as for smokers who can enjoy their cigarettes without any restrictions. Our company offers custom casino games development to all operators who seek to open a successful online gambling site.

7 August 2013

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