Navigation Links
Smokeless tobacco increases risk of heart attack and stroke
Date:8/20/2009

People who use smokeless tobacco products like snus have a slightly higher risk of having a fatal heart attack or stroke, according to research published on bmj.com today.

In the past few decades there has been an increase in the number of people in Europe and North America using smokeless tobacco, particularly among people younger than 40. Given that these products are being promoted as 'safer' alternatives to smoking cigarettes, the number of individuals using them is set to increase, says the study.

The research team, led by Dr Paolo Boffetta at International Agency for Research on Cancer in France, analysed the results of 11 studies carried out in Sweden and North America on the use of smokeless tobacco products and the risk of developing or dying from a heart attack or stroke.

Differences in study design and quality were taken into account to minimise bias.

They found a small increased risk of death from a heart attack or stroke among users of smokeless tobacco products compared with non-users. Smokeless tobacco caused 0.5% of all heart attacks in the United States and 5.6% in Sweden. The products were also the cause of 1.7% of stroke deaths in the United States and 5.4% in Sweden.

The authors conclude that, although the magnitude of the excess risk, particularly for fatal myocardial infarction, was small, the consistency of the results among studies and their robustness with respect to study design and quality added to their credibility.

If the association is real, the authors believe that its public health and clinical implications might be substantial and they call for more research in this area.


'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. UGA study: Youth exposed to smokeless tobacco ads despite settlement
2. Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Harmless Substitute
3. Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk
4. R.J. Reynolds New Smokeless Products Will Appeal to Children and Show Need for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
5. Smokeless Tobacco May Not Help Smokers Quit
6. More Teen Boys Are Using Smokeless Tobacco, Survey Finds
7. Smokeless tobacco safer than smoking
8. New study expands the list of hazardous chemicals in smokeless tobacco
9. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
10. Tennessee Faith Leaders Call on Reps. Gordon & Blackburn to Co-sponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
11. OSF HealthCare Achieves Impressive Tobacco Quit Rates with the Free & Clear(R) Quit For Life(TM) Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Zitter ... Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Award that will recognize specialty pharmacies for their achievements ... Zitter Health Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Survey compiled throughout 2016. Results will ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... ... The 2016 World Ultimate & Guts Championship (WUGC) Mixed roster was announced in February and ... WUGC is being held in London, England this year from June 18-25. At the last ... gold in the women’s masters division, and a silver in the women’s division, so Mazur ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... ... Pregnancy Awareness Month offers a great time to get familiar with the latest ... to have a baby, it’s best to get started before age becomes an issue,” ... & Pregnancy Organizer, written for women who plan on becoming pregnant to learn about ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... A research team, including a director ... determined that the adjustability and adaptability of pediatric support surfaces – characteristics of ... which are now referred to as “pressure injuries” by the National Pressure Ulcer ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... , ... Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce its upcoming ... Pharma Landscape .” CMS recently proposed a test of alternate payment models for Medicare ... care provided to beneficiaries. The webinar will review the details of this model, how ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  Marking its ... accessible breast and ovarian cancer risk test, ... analyzing 30 genes that highly impact the most ... Available today, the Color Test analyzes hereditary cancer ... stomach, and uterine cancers. The Color Test is ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , Net Sales of $1.90 billion represent ... prior year period, and an increase of 1.2% on an ... for the first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease of ... increase of 29.9% over the prior year period , ... for 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... FREMONT, Calif. , April 28, 2016 ... Enterprise Validation Lifecycle Management Solutions (VLMS) today ... products and services for sufferers of chronic ... management System to manage their corporate validation ... been seeking a software solution to manage ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: