MADISON (WKOW) --- The American Heart Association found that smokers who quit smoking after a heart attack reduce chest pain and improve their quality of life.
According to the research, smokers who quit after having a heart attack had similar levels of chest pain and mental health as non-smokers.
In the study researchers looked at over 4,000 adults in heart attack patient registries and researched their lifestyles at admission, one, six, and 12 months after their heart attacks.
They found the following with continued smoking:
“This information may offer current smokers increased motivation to quit smoking,” said Buchanan, who is also an associate professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Medicine.