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Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

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Tobacco and cardiovascular disease

Tobacco and cardiovascular disease

(p.543) Chapter 31 Tobacco and cardiovascular disease

Konrad Jamrozik

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and cardiovascular disease. The smoking of tobacco is a major independent risk factor for life-threatening diseases in all four principal arterial territories. The totality of the evidence indicates that this relationship goes beyond statistical association to one of cause-and-effect. Most importantly, compared with other factors such as hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and lack of physical activity, cessation of smoking requires a once-only change on the part of the individual, and a change to non-smoking is followed by a rapid and complete disappearance of the excess risk of ischaemic heart disease and stroke, the two most common fatal manifestations of arterial disease.

Keywords:   cigarette smoking, heart disease, disease risk, tobacco use, cardiovascular disease

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