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Passive smoking and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: prospective study with cotinine measurement.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between a biomarker of overall passive exposure to tobacco smoke (serum cotinine concentration) and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. DESIGN: Prospective population based study in general practice (the British regional heart study). PARTICIPANTS: 4729 men in 18 towns who provided baseline blood samples (for cotinine assay) and a detailed smoking history in 1978-80. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Major coronary heart disease and stroke events (fatal and ...

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10.1136/bmj.38146.427188.55

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Whincup, PH More by this author
Emberson, JR More by this author
Jarvis, MJ More by this author
Feyerabend, C More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
329
Issue:
7459
Pages:
200-205
Publication date:
2004-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:cf618419-dc0b-4004-a12c-7bb577cc5c10
Source identifiers:
164892
Local pid:
pubs:164892

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