In the wake of expanding smoke-free laws, Singapore has witnessed a significant downturn in the rate of heart attacks among its senior population, with men being the principal beneficiaries. Research suggests that the legislation -- which extended the smoking ban to communal areas of residential blocks and other outdoor spaces -- may have prevented nearly 20,000 heart attacks among its citizens aged 65 and above. "The monthly fall in heart attack rate among those aged 65+ was almost 15 times that of younger people," divulged the researchers. This initiative to create a healthier environment and the impressive results it delivered point at an unequivocal message: smoke-free laws unequivocally reduce the adverse consequences of exposure to tobacco smoke. 

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