Smokers who have a stroke more likely to have another one if they do not cut back, quit

Smokers who have a stroke more likely to have another one if they do not cut back, quit

Reuters (5/17, Rapaport) reported that “smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study” published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests. The study’s findings indicate that “smokers had a higher risk of a second stroke than people who never smoked at all, even if they managed to quit after their first stroke,” but “smokers who did quit after that first stroke were 29[%] less likely to have a second one than people who kept smoking.”

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