Must I Give Up Smoking Because Of My High Blood Pressure?

"Question:Must I give up smoking because of my high blood pressure?

Answer: Yes, absolutely. Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that over 440,000 deaths can be associated with smoking, and out of that about 135,000 deaths is related to smoking and heart-related disease.

Remember that smoking not only causes your blood pressures to elevate and causing high blood pressure, it can also reduce your ability to exercise and be active, and also increase your chance of forming blood clots.

The good news is that if you stop smoking, you could decrease your chance of developing health hazards almost by half within a year, and it continues to go down as you, of course, stop smoking altogether. It is advised that you speak with your doctor or by helping you to quit smoking, and stop smoking altogether."

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