HEART ATTACKS!!!

Smoking is one of the six main reasons why heart attacks are caused. It has been investigated that individuals under the age of 40 who smoke tobacco products have a five times higher chance of having a heart attack than non-smokers.

What smoking does to cause heart attacks:
  • Every cigarette does harm to your body and gets you closer to having a heart attack. The toxic substances found in the tobacco such as carbon monoxide and nicotine, can cause the arteries to harden and become narrower which stops bloodflow to vital organs.
  • When you smoke a cigarette, it is harder to receive oxygen because of carbon monoxide in the tobacco.
  • Eventually the lungs and repiratory system become swollen and damaged.
  • After many years, arteries tend to narrow and blood clots will form along the arterial wall.
  • If a blood clot is formed in the body, it can block flow of blood.
All of the above can cause a heart attack, risking your life.

The symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain and pain that travels down the shoulder and arm. Or you may experience the unusal symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue or weakness.

Youtube videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8zTdNlWTUU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8X6LfdSfAA


This interactive tool measures how smoking affects your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.

Rebecca Clarnette
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