From the Health Library of SterlingMedicalAdvice.com: "If I stop smoking, what does this do to my risk for heart disease and stroke?"
- Within 1 year of smoking cessation, your excess risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke has dropped to less than half that of a smoker.
- Within 5–15 years after stopping, your risk of stroke has declined to that of a non-smoker.
- At 15 years after stopping, your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a person who has never smoked.
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