The Connection of Smoking with Heart Disease

The Connection of Smoking with Heart Disease

Stop smoking. Smoking is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. Smoking harms all parts of your body and destroys all of its functions. Smoking can also kill. Smoking doesn’t harm only you. It has the same effect on the people around you. It may seem small, simple, and harmless, but your cigarette is a sneaky mass murderer. Just like a skilled killer, it attacks the most important part of your body: your heart. Here are the things smoking does to your heart, and how to stop it.

Smoking with Heart Disease

Damaging Your Arteries

Smoking damages your blood cells. It also damages your heart and your blood vessels, destroying their function. The damages can lead to you having atherosclerosis. A plaque can build up in your arteries, tightening them and keeping your blood from reaching the other parts of your body. Because your blood carries oxygen, oxygen will also not reach those parts of your body. You can also get coronary heart disease if plaque builds up in your heart arteries. Coronary heart disease leads to heart attack and death. These effects of smoking are easier to get when you have high blood pressure and are obese.

Damaging Others

Secondhand smoke is the smoke that comes from the burning end of a cigarette. It is also the smoke that is exhaled by a person who is smoking. Secondhand smoke contains the same chemicals that are inhaled by a smoker when smoking, and they have the same effects on non-smokers. Secondhand smoke damages the blood cells and blood vessels and causes disease in non-smokers just like direct smoke damages smokers. It can also cause a heart attack and death. Worse, secondhand smoke raises the risks of children and teenagers having a heart disease in the future. Secondhand smoke also harms babies, including the ones who are not yet born.

Smoking with Heart Disease

Quit Through E-Cigarettes

One of the top alternatives to smoking is vaping. Vaping is the use of e-cigarettes to smoke. You just need an e-cigarette and a vape juice. You can choose a tobacco vape juice that has enough nicotine in it, so it’s like you’re still smoking your old cigarette. What’s good about vaping is that e-cigarettes and vape juice do not contain the chemicals that ordinary cigarettes have, and their secondhand smoke isn’t as harmful. Their secondhand smoke is even scented, making sure people nearby won’t get irritated by the smell of smoke. The scents aren’t their only feature. E-cigarettes also have a wide variety of flavors.

Quit Just By Quitting

The simplest way to stop smoking is by simply stopping smoking. It is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting a heart disease. If you haven’t smoked yet, don’t ever start. Even if you have been smoking for some time, quitting now will still make a difference. It is never too late to quit smoking. It will lower your risk of getting a heart disease. It’s not just about quitting smoking, though. You also have to avoid secondhand smoke. Avoid smoking areas and politely ask loved ones to not smoke in your house or in your car.

Quit By Saving

One of the smartest and most fun ways to quit smoking is by saving the money that you usually spend on cigarettes. Everybody knows quitting smoking is not fun because of the cravings, but saving money can be motivating. Seeing your savings increase can also distract you from your cravings. Keep all of the money in a box, a safe, or — if you have more resources —- a savings bank account. Once you have successfully quit smoking, you can use the money to buy something you want. Award yourself for saving your life and the lives of others from tobacco.


There are a lot of other ways to quit smoking. You can get chewing gums, learn to play a new musical instrument, exercise, meditate, or eat a healthy diet to keep you away from your cravings. Despite the whole world knowing the deadly deeds of tobacco, everybody has a great difficulty resisting its dangerous charm. So different smokers have come up with many tricks to quit smoking, and you can learn from them.


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