For some, smoking cessation can be a simple as throwing the pack away, for others it is a mighty hill to climb. Cigarette smoking is responsible for 30 per cent of all cancers, is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke and is the principle cause of COPD.
Dr. Andrew Pipe will present a talk entitled What is coming down the pipe medically on the smoking cessation front? at the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons conference that began on Aug 17 and finishes up today in Ottawa.
- Dr. Andrew Pipe, CM, MD, LLD, DSc, Medical Director, Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Associate Professor, University of Ottawa and President Elect of Commonwealth Games Canada.