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May 28, 2015

Passive smoking in childhood impacts on adult cardiovascular health

Children exposed to parental smoking in childhood had approximately twice the risk of having plaque in their carotid artery 26 years later as did those whose parents did not smoke in childhood, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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March 27, 2015

Smokers fare much worse after revascularisation procedures

Patients with coronary artery disease who continue to smoke following angioplasty or bypass surgery have considerably poorer long-term outcomes, including a higher chance of myocardial infarction (MI), compared to non-smokers and patients who quit smoking, according to research published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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October 31, 2014

Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after myocardial infarction (MI) than men, according to research presented by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania, at the Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 Congress held recently in Geneva, Switzerland.

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August 5, 2014

e-Cigarettes: benefits in the balance

e-Cigarette use and marketing should be subject to the same restrictions as tobacco cigarettes, according to a review published recently in Circulation.1

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December 20, 2012

Smoking-cessation reduces SCD

There is a strong dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk, and smoking cessation significantly reduced and eventually eliminated excess SCD risk, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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April 18, 2012

Gulf state heart disease linked to cultural habits

Deep-rooted cultural factors and the rapid improvement in socio-economic conditions are responsible for the high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Gulf states, according to sessions on the primary prevention of CVD at the recent Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association, which also featured a one-day collaborative programme with the European Society of Cardiology.

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March 9, 2012

Smoking bans effective, but should they go further?

Extending the smoking ban outside bars could help curb “social smoking” because this goes hand in hand with drinking, according to a small qualitative study published online in Tobacco Control.1

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December 9, 2010

French men are giving up smoking, but not French women

The prevalence of smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke among men in France has fallen by more than 15 per cent since the mid 1980s, but over the same 20-year period has increased among women, according to a recent report. (1)

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October 23, 2009

Cigarettes on sale on the Internet

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recently commented on recent media reports that France is preparing to authorise the sale of cigarettes on the internet, to conform to European rights. Although Budget Minister Eric Woerth denies that this is the intention, the news is disappointing given the drop in heart attack rates following last year’s smoking ban.

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