ACC Councils Call For Greater Understanding of CV Effects of Smoking

While advancements have been made in the field of tobacco-related research, smoking cessation rates have slowed in recent years, showing that there is still need for greater understanding of the cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoke exposure and electronic cigarettes, according to a council perspective from ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council and Early Career Council published Sept. 14 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. According to the authors, in order to further reduce morbidity and mortality from tobacco use, “it is essential to pursue knowledge of the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on the cardiovascular system at a molecular level …” Read more on