So, here's that dramatic reduction again (up to March 2010, click to enlarge).
OK, maybe the monthly tallies don't show the trend clearly enough. Perhaps the annual totals will back up Jill Pell's statistics and prove - as Sally Haw asserted - that ...
"The ban really has been one of Scotland's big public health success stories.
"This bold step has really paid off, with a 17% reduction in heart attacks
among bar workers."
It is to be noted that the 2009/10 figure is provisional and will almost certainly rise once uncertain diagnoses are added. Yes, Sally, this 'really' does mean that the erstwhile downward trend has halted, and that Scotland 'really' has seen two successive annual upward movements in heart attack admissions.
Yep, it's still one of the worst junk stats ever uttered by anti-smoking nutjobs.
Don't ever expect to see such heresy mentioned on the BBC or by the dullards in Holyrood though. It was never about health anyway, remember.