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

Alfred L. McAlister, Philip Huang, Amelie G. Ramirez, Ronald B. Harrist, Vincent P. Fonseca

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2391-2392
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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