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Tobacco use

  • You can help your heart by living a healthy lifestyle.

    People who smoke cigarettes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than people who do not smoke. They are at an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, circulatory problems, cancer and lung disorders.

  • Tip

    Quitting smoking before your surgery has many benefits for your health. It will:

    • decrease your risk of breathing problems from anesthesia
    • decrease your risk of getting blood clots in your legs
    • improve your body's ability to heal

    Programs to help you stop smoking


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