Quitting Smokeless Tobacco May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

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However, "smokeless tobacco use of all types is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, so the results of this study on snus probably also apply to other forms of smokeless tobacco," she said. "Patients with heart attacks should be encouraged to quit all forms of tobacco, both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco."

The study appears online June 23 and in the July 22 print issue of the journal Circulation.

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