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Does nicotine addiction cause heart disease?

Nicotine addiction, which is usually caused by smoking cigarettes, is directly related to the development of heart disease. Smoking, and the nicotine addiction that keeps you smoking, increases your risk of heart disease. The more you smoke, the higher your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. If you quit smoking, breaking the nicotine addiction, your chance of experiencing a heart attack is cut in half within a year.

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