India Heart Study

 

Basu, S.; Glantz, S.; Bitton, A.; Millett, C., "The effect of tobacco control measures during a period of rising cardiovascular disease risk in India: a mathematical model of myocardial infarction and stroke," PLOS Medicine [Epub ahead of print], July 11, 2013.

This study used a mathematical model to simulate the effects of tobacco control and pharmacological strategies for preventing cardiovascular deaths in India. The authors wrote that, "Smoke-free laws and substantially increased tobacco taxation appear to be markedly potent population measures to avert future cardiovascular deaths in India. Despite the rise in co-morbid cardiovascular disease risk factors like hyperlipidemia and hypertension in low- and middle-income countries, tobacco control is likely to remain a highly effective strategy to reduce cardiovascular deaths."