Smoking and cardiovascular disease in the general population in Japan.

  title={Smoking and cardiovascular disease in the general population in Japan.},
  author={Yutaka Kiyohara and Kayo Ueda and Masatoshi Fujishima},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  volume={8 5},
The effects of cigarette smoking on cardiovascular disease were investigated in the Japanese community of Hisayama. This long-term prospective study assessed the occurrence of coronary heart disease and non-embolic cerebral infarction in relation to smoking habits at entry. The study population comprised 1603 subjects aged greater than or equal to 40 years. Seventy-six per cent of 699 men and 17% of 904 women were smokers. During 23 years of follow-up, 73 cases of coronary heart disease and 175… CONTINUE READING


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