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Fact:
Excess risk of coronary heart disease caused by smoking is cut in half one year after quitting. Within 15 years, the risk is the same as someone who never smoked.

Source:  Orleans C., and Slade J. (Eds.) (1993) Health Implications of Tobacco Addiction. Nicotine Addiction: Principles and Management. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.


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Cigar smokers experience higher rates of lung cancer, coronary heart disease, and chronic obstructive lung disease than nonsmokers, but not as high as the rates for cigarette smokers.
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