Smoking intervention in patients with cardiovascular diseases

  • De Granda-Orive J
  • Solano-Reina S
  • Jiménez-Ruiz C
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Abstract

Smoking tobacco is the main cardiovascular risk factor and has a dose-dependent response. It has been shown that an aggressive policy, not only against consumption, achieves a significant decrease in cardiovascular deaths. Thus, we must provide and carry out activities to prevent or decrease the incidence of smoking (primary prevention), and to the early detection of the smoker and to reduce the prevalence (secondary prevention), and lastly to act on the effects of tobacco smoke, preventing complication and remissions (tertiary prevention). Thus, all health care levels must act in order that smokers do not develop cardiovascular disease when they quit smoking, both from Primary, as well as specialist care. © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

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De Granda-Orive, J. I., Solano-Reina, S., & Jiménez-Ruiz, C. A. (2013). Smoking intervention in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Atencion Primaria, 45(2), 115–120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aprim.2011.12.006

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