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on November 21 at 12:26 AM

Time to First Cigarette and the Risk of Hypertension: A Nationwide Representative Study in Korea

J Bae, YH Yi, YJ Kim, JG Lee, YJ Tak, SH Lee… - … Journal of Hypertension, 201

 
CONCLUSIONS

Hypertension risk increases with shorter TTFC. Especially, TTFC ≤ 5 minutes, may prove valuable in assessing the risk of hypertension. Screening smokers based on their TTFC might be useful in assessing their risk of hypertension and smoking cessation programs.

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