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heart health resources: kick the habit

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Smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death and disease in the United States.


Secondhand smoke greatly increases adults’ risk of heart attack and death. This is also true in children and teens.  Read more.

By kicking the habit, studies have shown that smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by 50% after just one year.

Within five years of quitting, smokers can lower their risk of stroke to about that of a person who has never smoked.

Smoking and Your Heart


  • How does smoking affect your heart?

  • What could happen of you don't quit?

  • What about cigars or pipe smoke?

  • Are you at higher risk because of second-hand smoke? 

  • How does second-hand smoke affect children and teens?

  • Why you should consider kicking the habit sooner than later!

  • You want to quit. Now what?

  • What to expect next.

> read more from The Heart Truth

Tips to Quit Smoking Fact Sheet

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