Canada Heart Studies


Gaudreau, K.; Sanford, C.J.; Cheverie, C.; McClure, C., "The effect of a smoking ban on hospitalization rates for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in Prince Edward Island, Canada," PLoS One 8(3): e56102, March 2013.

A study of the impact of a smokefree law for Prince Edward Island (PEI) province in Canada on hospital admissions for heart disease concluded that, "A comprehensive smoking ban in PEI reduced the overall mean number of acute myocardial infarction
admissions and the trend of angina hospital admissions."

Naiman, A.; Glazier, R.H.; Moineddin, R., "Association of anti-smoking legislation with rates of hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions," Canadian Medical Association. Journal [Epub ahead of print], April 12, 2010.

A study published in April 2010 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal concluded that hospital admissions for heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory illnesses decreased following the implementation in June 2001 of a smokefree restaurant law in Toronto.

Lemstra, M.; Neudorf, C.; Opondo, J., "Implications of a public smoking ban," Canadian Journal of Public Health 99(1): 62-65, January-February 2008.

A study published in the January-February 2008 issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health attempted to assess the effect of smokefree legislation in Saskatoon, Canada, on the incidence of acute myocardial infarction and its effect on smoking prevalence. The study also measured public support for the smokefree law. The authors concluded that, "The public smoking ban in Saskatoon, Canada, is associated with reduced incidence rates of acute MI, lower smoking prevalence and high levels of public support."