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Smokers’ hearts take time to heal

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Smokers’ hearts take time to heal

Heavy smokers’ heart disease risk takes 10-15 years to return to normal after quitting.

This study, published in JAMA, shouldn’t discourage heavy smokers though, as quitting reduces the risk of heart disease within five years.

First published: Oct 2019

Article sources and references

  • JAMA, August 2019

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