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Cardiovascular Function in Habitual Adolescents Smokers: The Irbid-TRY
 
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Jordan University of Science Technology, Irbid, Jordan
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University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
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University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Publish date: 2017-05-25
Submission date: 2017-04-23
Acceptance date: 2017-04-24
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2017;3(May Supplement):86
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction:
Our aim was to assess cardiovascular function in habitual adolescents smokers: The Irbid-TRYstudy

Material and Methods:
The study measured resting heart rate (HR), diastolic blood (DBP), mean arterial (MAP), and pulse (PP) pressure and rate pressure product (RPP) in adolescent smokers of cigarettes(CG), waterpipe (WP), and both (CGWP) smokers versus nonsmokers.

Results:
Comparisons showed that HR, DBP, MAP, PP, and RPP were similarly lower (p<0.05) in adolescent CG, WP, and CGWP smokers versus nonsmokers. Subsequent stepwise regression showed that smoking status predicted (p<0.000) 4.8% of HR, 6.1% of DBP, 3.9% of MAP, 2.8% of PP, and 4.0% of RPP. The results indicate that smoking CG, WP, or CGWP equally lowers cardiovascular measures.

Conclusions:
These results are perplexing given that tobacco smoking is associated with an immediate increase in cardiovascular function indices and CVDs in adulthood. Therefore, further studies are warranted to verify these findings.

Funding:
The current manuscript was supported by Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Science and Technology with fund No. MA/388/2015 and NA-MA/90/2015.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Mahmoud Alomari   
Jordan University of Science Technology, POBox 3030, 22110 Irbid, Jordan
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