Cigarette Smoking: A Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis in Childhood?
Three issues are pertinent in the discussion of cigarette smoking as a risk factor for atherosclerosis. First, the evidence which links the smoking of cigarettes to the development of atherosclerosis. Second, the relationship between cigarette smoking and the occurrence of coronary artery, cerebral vascular, and peripheral vascular disease. Third, in the face of positive relationship for the first two issues, what can be done to remove this risk factor from the population before it begins.
KeywordsCholesterol Estrogen Nicotine Carbon Monoxide Smoke
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