Chapter 11. Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease: Achieving Smoking Cessation

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Godfrey H Fowler

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch11

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fowler, G. H. (2002) Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease: Achieving Smoking Cessation, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • tobacco control;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • smoking cessation;
  • nicotine addiction;
  • bupropion (Zyban)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Strategies for tobacco control

  • Evidence of benefits from smoking cessation

  • The nature of tobacco smoking

  • The evidence basis for smoking cessation

  • Community interventions

  • Individual advice

  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

  • Bupropion (Zyban)

  • Review of cessation studies

  • Specialist smoking cessation clinics

  • Practical aspects of smoking cessation in clinical practice