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How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen. are there tests?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
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In brief: Smoking

Smoking has effects on the heart and lungs.
It is associated with atherosclerosis by direct oxygen effect and by causing blood vessel damage. It takes about 5 years for people to get back to normal risk after quitting smoking.

In brief: Smoking

Smoking has effects on the heart and lungs.
It is associated with atherosclerosis by direct oxygen effect and by causing blood vessel damage. It takes about 5 years for people to get back to normal risk after quitting smoking.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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