You probably know that cigarette smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer. But did you know it also makes you more likely to have a heart attack?
Every cigarette you smoke makes you more likely to get heart disease. Roughly 1 out of 5 deaths from heart disease are directly related to smoking.
People who smoke are two to four times more likely to get heart disease. The risk is even greater for women who smoke and also take birth control pills.
Cigarette smoke is also bad for the people around you. Second-hand smoke can cause heart disease and lung cancer in people who don’t smoke.
The nicotine in smoke:
Soon after you stop, your odds of getting heart disease or high blood pressure will drop. After 1 to 2 years of not smoking, you’ll be much less likely to get heart disease.
Of course, kicking the habit also makes you less likely to get lung cancer and many other types of cancer, emphysema, and many other serious conditions.
How much money could you save by stopping smoking?
Answer the two questions below and then click “Calculate” to see how much money you could save!
Please note that the figures above are simply an indication of how much you could save based on the cost of a packet of cigarettes and your daily intake.
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