Smoke-free policies are an effective way to reduce heart disease rapidly

Caroline M. Fichtenberg, Stanton A. Glantz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter discusses the impact of tobacco control campaigns on heart disease mortality and morbidity, focusing on the California tobacco control programme. Smoking reduction is considered the quickest, most effective prevention strategy for heart disease morbidity and mortality. The most effective components of tobacco control programmes are taxation of cigarettes, passage of clean air legislation, and media campaigns focusing on tobacco industry manipulation and second-hand smoke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191724114, 9780198525738
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Anti-smoking campaigns
  • California
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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