More Proof That Smoking Kills

A 10-year study of hospital admissions showed a distinct drop in certain types of conditions after the city of Toronto banned smoking in restaurants and bars.

The findings were published in Tuesday’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The research shows that, in the three-year period after anti-smoking bylaws were implemented in restaurants, hospitalizations for heart conditions fell 39 per cent and for respiratory conditions 32 per cent. The number of heart attacks also declined 17 per cent.

The study used other cities (which had not introduced bans) and other diseases not associated with smoking as controls.

More details can be read in the Globe and Mail.

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