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Smoking Cessation Boosts Later Cardiac Health

Posted Feb 02 2010 11:27am
Smoking cessation significantly increases cardiac health later in life, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.

The research found that quitting smoking after a heart attack has about the same positive effect as other major interventions such as lipid-lowering agents like statins or more invasive procedures.

"We found that people who quit smoking after their first heart attack had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from another, compared to those who continued to smoke," said Dr. Yariv Gerber of TAU's Sackler School of Medicine.
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