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Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec;100(12):2391-2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.192211. Epub 2010 Oct 21.

Reductions in cigarette smoking and acute myocardial infarction mortality in Jefferson County, Texas.

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University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, Austin, TX 78701, USA. Alfred.L.McAlister@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

After litigation against the tobacco industry ended in a settlement, the Texas legislature funded pilot projects to reduce tobacco use in selected areas of the state. Subsequent telephone surveys showed that well-funded activities were successful in reducing population rates of self-reported cigarette smoking. We present evidence that the reduction in smoking promptly led to lower rates of death from acute myocardial infarctions.

PMID:
20966365
PMCID:
PMC2978173
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2010.192211
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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