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Please tell me, could smoking cause heart disease?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Smoking is probably the main preventable cause of arteriosclerosis in the western world, and is becoming more significant in the developing world as well, since cigarette companies are targetting developing nations. Elevated cholesterol (esp ldl), diabetes, hypertension and heredity are the other main risk factors.

Answered Aug 6, 2018

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