Actually, any date is a good day to quit smoking. It's a leading cause of strokes. Here's some basic information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about smoking and stroke:
How are smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke related to heart disease and stroke?
Smoking is a leading cause of heart disease. Smoking can:So, listen to this former smoker in the video below:
- Raise triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood)
- Lower "good" cholesterol (HDL)
- Damage cells that line the blood vessels
- Cause thickening and narrowing of blood vessels
- Cause clots to form, blocking blood flow to the heart