Tobacco use and some characteristics of tobacco users. Preliminary results of ''Kardiovize Brno 2030''

Ondrej Sochor, Eva Králíková, Renata Cífková, Jindrich Fiala, Iva Tomášková, Šárka Kunzová, Jirí Lešovský, Zdenek Pluhácek, Hana Nechutová, Pavel Rímák, Veronika Šikolová, Martin Homolka, Radka Štepánová, Jirí Vítovec, Tomáš Kára, Robert Prosecký, Peter Wohlfahrt, Vladimír Soška, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez

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Aim: To assess tobacco use and some characteristics of tobacco users (including electronic cigarette users) relevant to cardiovascular disease in a representative population sample of the city of Brno. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular risk factors was conducted using the methodology of the Czech post-MONICA Study, in the city of Brno, Czech Republic in 2013. This preliminary report of the first 965 randomly selected volunteers (including 512 women) aged 25-64, focuses on tobacco use, its prevalence in different subgroups as well as on the attitudes towards smoke-free policies. Results: This preliminary analysis involves 965 individuals with a mean age of 47.3 ± 11.40 years. The prevalence of smoking was 26.7%, with daily tobacco use 23.3%, less than once daily 3.4%; 19.9% of the sample are ex-smokers. A total of 34.0% of the survey population reported exposure to passive smoking. Electronic cigarette use was observed in 3.5% of respondents, more common in men (5.1%) than in women (2.1%; p = 0.020). Concomitant use of electronic cigarettes and smoking was observed in 2.07% of the population. Conclusion: The prevalence of tobacco use in the productive-age population of Brno City district is 26.70%, still a high figure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e118-e127
JournalCor et Vasa
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Cross-sectional survey
  • Czech Republic
  • Electronic cigarette
  • Prevalence
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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