Heart Institute underscores importance of smoking cessation and provides counsel to smokers trying to quit


As National Non-Smoking Week draws to a close, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, a national leader in smoking cessation, encourages smokers to “never quit trying to quit!”

Quitting smoking is the most important action a smoker can take to positively affect his or her heart health.

Smoking is the single greatest threat to heart health and smoking cessation produces benefits almost immediately and by one year has reduced the risk of heart attack by 50%.

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