Light cigarette smoking impairs coronary microvascular functions as severely as smoking regular cigarettes

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Güllü H., ÇALIŞKAN M. , Çiftçi Ö., Erdogan D., Topçu S., Yıldırım E., ...More

HEART, vol.93, no.10, pp.1274-1277, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/hrt.2006.100255
  • Title of Journal : HEART
  • Page Numbers: pp.1274-1277


Background: Smoking is the most prevalent and most preventable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Smoking low-tar, low-nicotine cigarettes ( light cigarettes) would be expected to be less hazardous than smoking regular cigarettes owing to the lower nicotine and tar yield.