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What is the mechanism by which cigarettes smoking causes heart attack?

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In brief: Carcinogens

In the burning mess there are nasty cancer causing irritants that attack and harm the endobronchial tissue- lungs!

In brief: Carcinogens

In the burning mess there are nasty cancer causing irritants that attack and harm the endobronchial tissue- lungs!
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Dr. Charles Breaux
It's a bit off target to say that the carcinogens in cigarette smoke cause heart attacks -- they cause cancer. Heart attacks related to long-term smoking are probably more due to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and vasospasm of the coronary arteries.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: The smoke

Contains toxic materials that interfere with your ability to consume oxygen in the process by which your cells create energy.
Cells then use a form of energy that is less efficient and their functions change.

In brief: The smoke

Contains toxic materials that interfere with your ability to consume oxygen in the process by which your cells create energy.
Cells then use a form of energy that is less efficient and their functions change.
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