Heart-Healthy Living Quit Smoking
If you smoke, quit. Smoking can raise your risk of heart disease and heart attack and worsen other heart disease risk factors. Talk with your doctor about programs and products that can help you quit smoking. Also, try to avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking and Your Heart has more information about the negative impacts of smoking on your heart.
If you have trouble quitting smoking on your own, consider joining a support group. Many hospitals, workplaces, and community groups offer classes to help people quit smoking.
For free help and support to quit smoking, you can call the National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848).
You should also talk to your healthcare provider if you vape. There is scientific evidence that nicotine and flavorings found in vaping products can damage your heart and lungs.