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How Does Smoking Affect Your Veins?

October 25, 2017 | Cardiology


Cigarette smoking is a direct cause of about one in every five deaths in the United States each year, and while most people associate it most commonly with lung cancer, it’s also a major cause of heart and vein disease. About 20 percent of heart disease deaths in the US can be linked directly to smoking. Smoking can also negatively affect the veins and blood vessels that connect to the heart.


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