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Comment and Response
July 17, 2013

Smoking Cessation, Weight Change, and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Scientific Research Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  • 2Department of General Surgery, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

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JAMA. 2013;310(3):322. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7939

To the Editor Dr Clair and colleagues1 reported the results from a prospective, community-based cohort study using data from the Framingham Offspring Study collected from 1984 through 2011. The results demonstrated that smoking cessation was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease events among participants without diabetes, and that the weight gain that occurred following smoking cessation did not modify this association.1 Although we agree that this supports a net cardiovascular benefit of smoking cessation, we have several concerns with respect to this study.

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