Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Cigarette smoke raises high blood pressure and decreases good cholesterol. Quitting benefits your heart. Within days of stopping smoking, your risk of heart attack starts to decline.
In the United States one woman dies every minute from a cardiovascular event. Yet coronary heart disease is still considered by many as a "man's disease." Many women are actually unaware that coronary heart disease is the main killer among women over the age of 65; with their biggest fear usually being breast cancer. Women…