New data on recovery after smoking cessation

Dr Malik says: Smoking hurts. The hurt lasts decades, but it is never too late to stop.

Over a median follow-up of 26 years, a longer period of smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of peripheral vascular disease (PAD), heart disease (CHD) and stroke, but a significantly elevated risk persisted up to 30 years following smoking cessation for PAD and up to 20 years for CHD.

Read the data here: Cigarette Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and Long-Term Risk of 3 Major Atherosclerotic Diseases

Posted on 07 August 2019
Author: Dr Iqbal Malik

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