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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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.

  • Common sense considerations

    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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