Tobacco use

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S. People who smoke are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than people who do not smoke, and 10 times as likely to develop PAD.

They are at an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, circulatory problems, cancer and lung disorders.

Learn more about how tobacco use affects your heart and how to quit tobacco use.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Take it to Heart: Your Healthy Heart Guide, cvs-ah-92674
First Published: 01/19/2019
Last Reviewed: 01/19/2019

Did you know?
Nicotine has effects like both caffeine (“upper”) and alcohol (“downer”).
Did you know?
Smokeless tobacco affects your heart in much the same way as cigarettes. Changing to smokeless tobacco is not a good way to protect your health. The best thing to do for your heart health is to quit all tobacco products.