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What's the link between smoking, secondhand smoke, and heart disease?

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Smokers have more than twice the chance of having a heart attack as nonsmokers. If you smoke, quit. Nonsmokers who are exposed to constant smoke (like those who live with a spouse who smokes) also have increased risk. Eliminating exposure to smoke is important.

From: Risk Factors for Heart Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack."

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack."

WebMD Feature: "How Low Must Your Cholesterol Go?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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