Cigarette smoking in Austria – acall for action

Cigarette smoking in Austria – acall for action editorial comment Wien Klin Wochenschr (2017) 129:864–865 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-017-1254-3 David Celermajer · Subha Nasir-Ahmad Received: 21 July 2017 / Accepted: 9 August 2017 / Published online: 1 September 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017 Smoking in Austria is prevalent and dangerous. One this is a key modifiable risk factor for myocardial in- of the authors (DC) has recently worked as a visit- farction and stroke [5]. Less well known but now with ing Professor of Cardiology at the University of Vi- a good evidence base, it is clear that passive smoking enna, and noted with alarm the high smoking rates in also accelerates heart [6] and lung diseases [7]. Austria, compared to his native Australia. In Vienna What can be done? Here, the Australian example and in Sydney, we treat the (avoidable) complications is informative. Since 2008, smoking rates in Australia of smoking for the heart, on a near daily basis. As have fallen from 24% to 13%, with likely enormous a visitor to Austria, several aspects of the smoking epi- future benefits for individuals, communities and gov- demic here are immediately obvious. Smoking rates ernments (via marked reductions in health care costs). are particularly high in young adults and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Wiener klinische Wochenschrift Springer Journals

Cigarette smoking in Austria – acall for action

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Springer Vienna
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Internal Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Pneumology/Respiratory System
ISSN
0043-5325
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1613-7671
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10.1007/s00508-017-1254-3
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editorial comment Wien Klin Wochenschr (2017) 129:864–865 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-017-1254-3 David Celermajer · Subha Nasir-Ahmad Received: 21 July 2017 / Accepted: 9 August 2017 / Published online: 1 September 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017 Smoking in Austria is prevalent and dangerous. One this is a key modifiable risk factor for myocardial in- of the authors (DC) has recently worked as a visit- farction and stroke [5]. Less well known but now with ing Professor of Cardiology at the University of Vi- a good evidence base, it is clear that passive smoking enna, and noted with alarm the high smoking rates in also accelerates heart [6] and lung diseases [7]. Austria, compared to his native Australia. In Vienna What can be done? Here, the Australian example and in Sydney, we treat the (avoidable) complications is informative. Since 2008, smoking rates in Australia of smoking for the heart, on a near daily basis. As have fallen from 24% to 13%, with likely enormous a visitor to Austria, several aspects of the smoking epi- future benefits for individuals, communities and gov- demic here are immediately obvious. Smoking rates ernments (via marked reductions in health care costs). are particularly high in young adults and

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Wiener klinische WochenschriftSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2017

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