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Carmel, CA It’s Never Too Late To Quit Smoking

by Richard Kuehn on 03/21/17

It's never too late to quit smoking, according to recent research which showed significant health benefits for those quitting, even if you wait until your senior years to do so. In addition to potentially getting lung cancer, smoking can affect your heart and make your blood more likely to clot.  This can block blood flow to the heart and the brain, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.  It can also damage cells that line the blood vessels, increasing the buildup of plaque and cause thickening and narrowing of the blood vessels.  Cardiologists note that although E-cigarettes can be an alternative for those quitting smoking, they too have risks.  They contain a large amount of nicotine which is a strong vasoactive drug that can affect cardiovascular function and health.

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