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Smoking cessation rather than reduction decreases cardiovascular disease

An analysis has found that smoking cessation rather than reducing leads to a significant reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and responsible for 1 of every 4 CVD deaths although smoking is a very preventable CVD risk factor. In one observational study of over 8,000 former heavy (i.e., more than 20 cigarettes/day) it was found that within 5 years of cessation, there was a 39% reduced risk of CVD among those who quit, compared to current smokers. […]

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