When it comes to smoking, most people think about lung cancer. But did you know that smoking is also a huge contributor to heart disease? Twenty percent of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are related to cigarette smoking.
People who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day more than double their risk of having a heart attack.
Woman who smoke and take birth control pills significantly increase their risk of heart attack.
Secondhand tobacco smoke contributes to about 34,000 premature heart disease deaths
The chemicals in cigarettes harm your blood cells, which then go on to damage the function of your heart.
Secondhand smoke around children can harm their ability to produce HDL, or “good” cholesterol.
I commit to quit smoking to keep my heart beating strong!