Smoking Contributes to Heart Disease

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Why does smoking contribute to heart disease?

Smoking Contributes to Heart Disease

Smoking is a large contributor to heart disease. It is also the one contributor that is the most preventable. People who smoke run a risk that is two to four times greater than non-smokers of having a heart attack. This includes those who smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes.

Smokers run a much higher risk of sudden cardiac death than non-smokers. Even if you only smoke one to two cigarettes a day, the risk is still quite high that you may have a stroke or a heart attack.

People who smoke put others at risk, even non-smokers, for developing heart disease. Someone who is often subjected to a smoker's second hand smoke is at a higher risk for developing heart disease.

Smoking is a contributing factor to heart disease. One easy way to eliminate this factor is to stop smoking.



11/10/2007 4:14:55 PM
Pete said:

Many people seem to only think of cancer when they consider diseases caused by smoking. They need to realize that smoking is a large factor in heart disease as well. Also Second Hand Smoke likely causes around 50,000 deaths due to heart disease each year in the USA.

3/28/2009 12:36:32 AM
I rock said:

everyone should listen to this messenge

6/10/2012 9:10:09 AM
Mudau ndamulelo said:

Non smokers are also at high risk as a second smoker non smoking area should be a passed law and hash measures should be followed to those who dont obey


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