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Tobacco Update

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Tobacco Update

Report warns over tobacco-induced heart disease

A report from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia, has warned that every year 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, equating to one in five of all deaths from heart disease. The report’s authors urged all tobacco users to quit and avoid a heart attack, stressing that smokers are more likely to experience an acute cardiovascular event at a younger age than non-smokers.

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