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A 36-year-old female asked:

Quit smoking when i was 21. i relapsed and had a couple of cigarettes after that. i would try one here and there. what is my risk in my late 30s? later in life risks?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Essentially, Great!: After 1 year, your chance of coronary heart disease is reduced by 50%. After 5 years your risk of stroke becomes equal to that of a non-smoker and after 10 years your risk of lung cancer among other cancers is reduced by about 50%. And, 15 years after you quit your risk of coronary heart disease becomes equal to that of a nonsmoker. The few slip should not change it too much. You're GOOD!
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Smoking is hazardous: Smoking is dangerous to our health. Specially in your case with Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer etc. Also, Smoking harms people around you and also your baby when you are pregnant and your children, Congratulations! keep your enthusiasm and stay away from cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.

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