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Study: CVD Is The Leading Adverse Health Effect Among Smokers

Death from a heart attack or stroke may be the first cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in some people who smoke cigarettes and CVD is the leading adverse health effect among smokers, according to new research. The findings of the study were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open-access journal of the American Heart Association. Decades of research links cigarette smoking to premature death caused by cardiovascular disease and other diseases such as lung cancer. According to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Statistical Update 2021, more than 480,000 US adults die each year from cigarette smoking. Despite increasing awareness about the health benefits of quitting smoking, more than 34 million adults in the United States still smoke cigarettes. “There is often more awareness and concern about cancer as a result of smoking than heart disease, so we wanted to…

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