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Why should you quit smoking if you have heart failure?

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When you have heart failure, using tobacco causes your blood pressure to rise and raises your risk for many other conditions.

If you quit, you will probably:

  • Live longer
  • Improve your health
  • Feel better
  • Look better (smoking can cause face wrinkles, stained teeth, yellow-stained fingers, and dull skin)
  • Improve your senses of taste and smell
  • Save money

From: How to Monitor Your Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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