Accepted for Publication: November 7, 2011.
Published Online: January 23, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1326
Author Contributions: Study concept and design: Rodondi, Aujesky, Bovet, and Cornuz. Acquisition of data: Rodondi, Collet, Nanchen, Depairon, and Cornuz. Analysis and interpretation of data: Rodondi, Collet, Nanchen, Locatelli, Depairon, Aujesky, Bovet, and Cornuz. Drafting of the manuscript: Rodondi. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Collet, Nanchen, Locatelli, Depairon, Aujesky, Bovet, and Cornuz. Statistical analysis: Rodondi, Collet, Nanchen, and Locatelli. Obtained funding: Rodondi, Bovet, and Cornuz. Administrative, technical, and material support: Rodondi, Collet, Depairon, Bovet, and Cornuz. Study supervision: Rodondi, Nanchen, and Depairon.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by research grant 3200B0-116097 from the Swiss National Science Foundation, by the Swiss Heart Foundation, by the Lausanne University Hospital Strategic Plan, and by grant FPT 08.002282 from the Swiss Tobacco Prevention Funds, Federal Office of Public Health.