Tobacco Industry Efforts Undermining Evidence Linking Secondhand Smoke With Cardiovascular Disease

  title={Tobacco Industry Efforts Undermining Evidence Linking Secondhand Smoke With Cardiovascular Disease},
  author={E. Tong and S. Glantz},
  • E. Tong, S. Glantz
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Circulation
  • Background— The scientific consensus that secondhand smoke (SHS) increases cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by 30% is based on epidemiological and biological evidence. The tobacco industry has contested this evidence that SHS causes CVD, but how and why they have done it has not been described. Methods and Results— About 50 million pages of tobacco industry documents were searched using general keywords and names of industry consultants and scientists. Tobacco industry–funded epidemiological… CONTINUE READING
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