Smoking any type
of tobacco, which includes cigarettes, shisha, pipes
and cigars, or chewing tobacco, can damage the lining of your
arteries and increase your risk of getting coronary heart
Think positive, you can stop smoking
Smoking puts extra strain on your
heart, because the smoke you breathe in is full of harmful
chemicals and tar.
The chemicals and tar make it harder for your blood to take up
oxygen from your lungs and carry it around your body.
If you smoke, you're twice as likely to have a heart attack than
someone who doesn't. That's a good reason to stop.
When you've been smoking for a while, it can be really hard to
quit. Try talking to your GP about what you can do to help you
You could go to a smoking cessation clinic, where trained
advisors will be able to give you information and
support. Even if you've tried to stop smoking before, they
will help you try again.
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