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  1. Smoking: Heart Attack and Stroke Risks - Topic Overview

    If you smoke,your chance of dying from a heart attack is 2 to 3 times greater than that of a person who does not smoke. About 1 out of 4 heart attacks is believed to be directly related to smoking. Smoking is a much more important risk factor for a heart attack than high cholesterol,obesity,high blood pressure,or stress. Exercise and a good diet cannot erase the risks to your heart ...

  2. Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Cost of smoking ...

  3. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Smoking's impact on life span ...

  4. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan? - What's next?

    Quitting smoking can be difficult, especially if you have been smoking for a long time. It may take several tries before you succeed, but even if you have a strong addiction, it is still possible to quit. And even if you have smoked for many years, quitting smoking now can still increase your life span and improve the quality of your life.The best way to stop smoking is to get help and to follow .

  5. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What's next?

    Quitting smoking, like most major lifestyle changes, is a process. Understanding where you fall in this process-your current stage of change-will help you and your doctor find the right strategy. For more information, see the topic Quitting Tobacco Use. Adapted with permission from: Zimmerman GL, et al. (2000). A "stages of change" approach to helping patients change behavior. Figure 1. American .

  6. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out how much smoking affects your life span. This interactive tool can be used to estimate the impact smoking will have on your life span. Based on the number of cigarettes you smoked in the past or how many you will smoke in the future, this tool estimates how many years the damaging effects of smoking may take away from your life. ...

  7. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out whether you're ready to quit smoking.This interactive tool measures your readiness to quit smoking. The tool uses the stages of change approach, which is based on research about how people typically make behavior changes. The approach suggests that to make positive change, people must go through distinct stages from not thinking about quitting to actually quitting. Based on

  8. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Readiness to quit smoking ...

  9. Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? - What does your score mean?

    Your score will appear as one of the following:Not ready. You are not considering quitting for a variety of reasons. You may believe that smoking will not harm you, or you may rationalize your behavior. Thinking about it. You may have mixed feelings about quitting. In this stage you acknowledge that smoking is a problem, but you are not ready or not sure you want to quit. For example, you may ...

  10. Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You? - What's next?

    Quitting smoking can be difficult, especially if you have been smoking for a long time. It may take several tries before you succeed, but even if you have a strong addiction, it is still possible to quit. And even if you have smoked for many years, quitting smoking now can still increase your life span and improve the quality of your life.The best way to stop smoking is to get help and to follow .

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