Stop Smoking and Save Your Blood Vessels

Blood vessels throughout the bodySmoking wreaks havoc on every blood vessel in the human body, it damages nearly every organ, and is linked to at least 15 different cancers.  But researchers from the University of Wisconsin offer hope for long-term smokers.  In their recent study of 1,500 smokers, blood vessel function started recovering one year after the smokers kicked the habit. 

More Information: Smoking Cessation  includes a photo of a chronic smoker’s lungs, the facts about smoking, and tips and resources for quitting

Source: University of Wisconsin, news release, March 15, 2010

 Source: “Blood Vessels Bounce Back Once Smokers Quit”, HealthDay, March 16, 2010

 

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