CAROLINE BEDELL THOMAS, F.A.C.P.
Whether the habit of smoking tobacco is related to the development of hypertension or coronary heart disease has long been a subject for discussion. Recently, this controversy has come into sharper focus as the result of statistical studies of death rates in relationship to the smoking habits of large population groups in the United States and Great Britain.1, 2 The finding that smokers, especially heavy smokers, have a higher mortality rate from coronary heart disease than do nonsmokers makes it important to determine whether those who smoke are fundamentally different from those who do not, or whether smokers and nonsmokers
THOMAS CB. CHARACTERISTICS OF SMOKERS COMPARED WITH NONSMOKERS IN A POPULATION OF HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS, INCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON FAMILY HISTORY, BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE, BODY WEIGHT, CHOLESTEROL AND CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGIC TRAITS123. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:697–718. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-4-697
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(4):697-718.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Smoking, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Substance Abuse.
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