Tagged: Smoking Heart Disease
What’s the Link Between Smoking and Heart Disease?
About 30% of deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking. Smoking is a major cause of atherosclerosis.
Among other things, the nicotine in smoke causes:
Less oxygen to the heart
Higher blood pressure and heart rate
More blood clotting
Damage to cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels.