They being the government.
A new study suggests smoke free restaurants may be paying big health dividends in Toronto.
CFRA reports that the Canadian Medical Association says the rate of hospitalization for heart attacks and respiratory and heart disease conditions plummeted after the city’s ban on smoking in restaurants came into effect.
There was a 17.4 per cent drop in rates for people being hospitalized with heart attacks in the 10-year period that straddled the new ban on smoking in restaurants.
Dr. Alisa Naiman says the “study’s findings are consistent with the understanding that secondhand smoke had detrimental health impacts and legitimizes efforts to further reduce exposure.”