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More European smokers are deciding not to quit, survey shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4724 (Published 03 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4724
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

The proportion of smokers who have no intention of quitting is increasing, figures from a European survey have shown.

The survey is part of the ongoing EUROASPIRE study, which collects information on preventive cardiology every few years.1 The new figures, reported at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, compared lifestyle, risk factors, and drug treatment in people at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease who were interviewed in 2006-08 and again in 2014-15.

Study participants were consecutive patients younger …

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