- In 2018, one in seven deaths in Australia (20,482 deaths), were attributed to the harmful effects of smoking.
- If you smoke, you are almost three times more likely to die of heart and blood vessel disease (including heart attack and stroke), compared to people who don’t smoke, You are at least three times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death.
- If you smoke, you have at least double the risk of many types of heart and blood vessel disease.
- Even people who smoke a few cigarettes a day have around double the risk of dying from heart and blood vessel disease compared to people who have never smoked.
- Breathing other people’s smoke (secondhand smoke) is harmful to health.
- Every cigarette that you don’t smoke is doing you good.
- The most effective way to stop smoking is with a combination of support from Quitline (13 7848) and stop-smoking medicines such as nicotine replacement therapy.
Smoking and heart disease
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