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Heart Healthy Tips
Cigarette smoking is a major cause of coronary artery disease, which leads to heart attack. Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the US. It accounts for almost a half million of the more than 2.4 million deaths annually. Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing several chronic disorders, such as coronary artery disease. If you smoke, STOP. For help, talk to your doctor or call 1-800-QUIT NOW or 296-CARE to participate in Palmetto Health's Smoking Cessation classes.