If this is true, it's an extremely damning statistic.
A separate Scottish government report shows that since the smoking ban there has a 19 per drop in heart attacks among smokers [sic].Now, considering that according to NHS admissions data, there has been no significant reduction in heart attacks overall in Scotland since the ban ...
... then there must have been almost as large a corresponding increase in heart attacks amongst non-smokers since March 2006.
Wasn't the whole point of the exercise to protect non-smokers from passive smoke?
More big, fat, epic fail for smoking bans, then.