gave | Thursday, April 15, 2021 – 9:45 | Last Updated: 15 04 2021 – 9:45
Turkey Anti-Smoking Association President Assoc. Dr. Stating that smoking increases the risk of heart attack up to 5 times, Mustafa Aydın said, “Not only using it, but even being exposed to cigarette smoke can cause enormous adverse effects for the heart.”
“EVERY YEAR MORE THAN 3 MILLION PEOPLE LOSE LIVES DUE TO DIRECT SMOKING”
Stating that smoking reduces the good cholesterol and raises the bad cholesterol by disrupting the cholesterol balance in the blood, Assoc. Dr. Aydın stated that this situation is the biggest trigger of cardiovascular diseases, especially atherosclerosis.
“THE RIGHT TIME TO LEAVE IS NOW”
Stating that “I have been smoking for years, it will not be any good even if I quit”, which is widespread among smokers, is extremely wrong, Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Aydın said, “You are never too late to quit smoking. Because, according to studies, the risk of having a heart attack within 3 years after quitting smoking decreases to half, and at the end of 6 years, the risk decreases to the level of non-smokers. Therefore, now is the best time to quit smoking. Anti-Smoking Society as Turkey we are ready to help all our citizens of the decision to quit smoking. In addition to avoiding smoking for heart health, points such as a healthy and balanced diet and regular exercise should be considered. We have one lifetime. It is in our hands to spend it in a quality and healthy way, ”he said.