Home > Medical > Heart Health > Smoking and your heart Smoking and your heart All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Smoking greatest lifestyle factor Cigarette smoking is probably the most potent single lifestyle factor contributing to risk of coronary artery disease in the populations of Western and developing nations. Smoking and heart disease Smoking is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke and a leading cause of premature death. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.