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Stop-smoking

12 January 2009

Cardiovascular disease

Because smoking restricts blood flow, it is a major cause of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Because smoking restricts blood flow, it is a major cause of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Peripheral vascular disease
Smoking is the most important risk factor for developing peripheral vascular disease (PVD), in which arteries, usually in the legs, become narrowed and blocked through arteriosclerosis.

 

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