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Puig-Cotado, Ferranda and Tursan d’Espaignet, Edouard and St Claire, Simone and Bianco, Eduardo and Bhatti, Lubna and Schotte, Kerstin and Mohan Prasad, Vinayak (2020) Tobacco and coronary heart disease. WHO tobacco knowledge summaries. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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  • Tobacco use, including exposure to second-hand smoke, harms the cardiovascular system.
  • About 1.9 million avoidable deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) per year (approximately 21% of all CHD deaths globally) are attributable to tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • The benefits of quitting tobacco are substantial. There are immediate and long-term health benefits after quitting, which commence within hours and last for years. After 15 years of abstinence from tobacco, the excess risk of CHD is reduced to that of a person who has never smoked.
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Source
Date
22 September 2020
Pages
10 p.
Publisher
World Health Organization
Place of Publication
Geneva
Notes
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO
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