Smokers Risks

  • Each year, 390,000 Americans die from the effects of smoking.
  • Cigarette smokers have more than twice the risk of heart attack.
  • Cigarette smokers have two to four times the chance of cardiac arrest.
  • Giving up smoking rapidly reduces the risk of heart disease. After a number of years, the risk of heart disease diminishes to the same level as a person who has never smoked.
  • A pregnant woman who smokes increases her baby's chances of infant crib death.
-- Information courtesy
of the American Red Cross