Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease

Did You Know?

  • 1 out of every 5 smoking-related deaths is caused by cardiovascular disease.
  • Cigarette smoking produces a greater risk for coronary heart disease in people younger than age 50.
  • Women older than age 35 who smoke and take oral contraceptives are at much greater risk of developing a cardiovascular disease or stroke than women who do not smoke while taking oral contraceptives.
  • Cigarette smokers are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease, or CHD, than nonsmokers.
  • Cigarette smoking doubles a person's risk for stroke.
  • Cigarette smokers are more than 10 times as likely as nonsmokers to develop peripheral vascular disease, or PVD.

 

 

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