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Heart Health: Quit Smoking

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Aubrey Lopez

on 8 November 2013

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Transcript of Heart Health: Quit Smoking

Heart Health: Quit Smoking
Effects
-Can increase risk for atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty substances in arteries)
-Decrease tolerance for physical activity.
-Increases your bloods tendency to clot
Decreases good cholesterol, and increases risk of reoccurring coronary heart disease after bypass
Prevention
-There are ways to prevent stroke, heart attack and coronary heart disease. These can also be controlled and reversed
-These things would be:
~Avoid cigarette and tobacco smoke
~Control high blood pressure of cholesterol
~Increase physical activity
~Control weight and diabetes
Reasons Why
-If you find you already have heart disease, don't think its too late to quit smoking. Your lungs begin healing when you stop
-Nonsmoker exposed to second hand smoke increase their risk for heart disease by 25-30%
-Most preventable cause of death in the U.S.
-Smoking causes more than 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S.
- Smokers, on average, die 13-14 years earlier than nonsmokers
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