Thousands of stories could be written about smokers who fall prey to heart diseases, cancer, or some of the other dangers of an expensive habit—expensive in terms of money spent and especially in terms of human lives.
It is almost unbelievable, but worldwide more than two million deaths each year are directly caused by smoking.
Worldwide, it is estimated that, 1 person dies from tobacco-related diseases every 15 minutes!
When we consider heart attacks, the three greatest factors are cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and a high level of cholesterol in the blood. In most people, all three of these risk factors are preventable. Furthermore, it appears that smoking also has an adverse effect on both the blood pressure and the blood cholesterol level.
But because of the massive anti-smoking campaigns spearheaded by different health awareness groups, many have come to realize the evil effects of smoking and are giving up the habit. The rest who still smoke are doubling or tripling their risk of dying from a heart disease.
Diana Thorgill, a prolific and popular author of health related books, tells you all you need to know about smoking as a risk factor for a heart attack.
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