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More than half of smokers go on smoking after coronary events

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.862-a (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:862
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Too many people with heart disease continue to smoke even after they are aware of their condition, say researchers in the European Heart Journal (published online 6 Oct 2005, doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehi497). Less than half the patients who smoked before needing hospital treatment for a coronary event quit afterwards.

    Wilma Scholte op Reimer, lead author of the study and epidemiologist at the Erasmus University …

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