Heart health is the real issue for smokers, not necessarily the prevalence of heart attacks. Evaluation of coronary arteries from both smoking and non-smoking participants of a recent study revealed that smoking does not determine heart attack rates. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College of New York, studied 13,372 people in six countries. The study found that persons who quit smoking and those who never smoked had similar heart attack rates. It is important to note that the study also found that quitting the habit did not reverse heart disease caused by smoking. Arterial blockages had a higher occurrence and projected increase in smokers and former smokers.
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