Heart disease: ‘Just one cigarette daily’ raises risk

After carrying out a fresh review of published studies, researchers urge that smokers quit completely rather than cut down if they want to significantly reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Researchers say smokers should quit the habit completely if they want to reduce their risk of poor heart health.

BMJ report on the review — led by Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London in the United Kingdom — reveals that even if you smoke around one cigarette per day, your risk for stroke and coronary heart diseaseis “much greater than expected.”

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