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Surprising as it may seem, smoking by women in this country causes almost as many deaths from heart disease as from lung cancer. If you smoke, you are two to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than a non-smoking woman, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Smoking also boosts the risk of stroke. Men who smoke are also at great risk.

But if you quit smoking, in 1 year your risk of heart disease will drop by more than half. Quitting also reduces the risk of a second heart attack in someone who's already had one.

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