Inverse relation between serum cotinine concentration and blood pressure in cigarette smokers.

@article{Benowitz1989InverseRB,
  title={Inverse relation between serum cotinine concentration and blood pressure in cigarette smokers.},
  author={Neal L. Benowitz and Dorothy S Sharp},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1989},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={1309-12}
}
Blood pressure is, on average, lower in cigarette smokers than in nonsmokers. In a cross-sectional study of 288 normotensive bus drivers, we found a significant inverse correlation between serum cotinine (the major metabolite of nicotine) and systolic and diastolic blood pressure that could not be accounted for by age, body weight, or alcohol consumption… CONTINUE READING