People who smoke present with myocardial infarction at a younger age than either nonsmokers or those who have quit, augmenting the importance of tobacco cessation for decreasing premature CVD mortality. The reduction in smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke has contributed to the decline in death rates from CVD in the U.S. since the 1960’s. It has been argued that tobacco addiction is the most significant modifiable cardiovascular risk factor.
The World Heart Federation Roadmap for Reducing Cardiovascular Mortality Through Tobacco Control identifies roadblocks and suggests potential solutions to improve cardiovascular health and help reach 25 by 25.
This WHF Roadmap has been written by eight experts from around the world: Alice Grainger Gasser, Cassandra Welch, Monika Arora, Rohan Greenland, Lubna Bhatti, Luminita Sanda, Rob Moodie, Eduardo Bianco.
A Roadmap is a framework to identify roadblocks and suggest potential solutions on the way to 25 by 25. Global Roadmaps have been developed by worldwide experts to detect the problems and offer solutions on specific topics impacting cardiovascular mortality.
This Roadmap was been launched on 19 March 2014 at the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH), and published in the Global Heart Journal.
You can download the full Roadmap article published in Global Heart, or explore the roadblocks and solutions on our interactive Roadmap below.Download this roadmap