How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?

The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood cells. Smoking can also damage the function of the heart and the structure and function of blood vessels, leading to atherosclerosis and its complications (coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, peripheral artery disease, and stroke).

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  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Content Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • Date Syndication Captured: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 02:19 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 12:43 AM
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