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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.

  • Did you know?

    Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S.

    Cigarette smoking is the most common form of nicotine addiction in the U.S.

    Did you know?

    Nicotine has effects like both caffeine ("upper") and alcohol ("downer").


    Allina Health facilities and grounds are tobacco-free. You will not be able to smoke on hospital grounds during your hospital stay.

    Did you know?

    Each year, secondhand smoke causes about 41,000 deaths.

    • About 7,300 of these deaths are from lung cancer.
    • About 34,000 of these deaths are from heart disease.

    (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Did you know?

    In one year of quitting smoking, your risk of heart disease is reduced by more than half. Quitting also reduces the risk of a second heart attack if you've already had one.

    (Source: National Institutes of Health)