Heart Disease 2013-10-22T20:47:10+00:00

Smoking and Heart Disease

Almost 20% of all deaths from heart disease in the United States are directly related to cigarette smoking.  Heart disease greatly increases with the number of cigarettes an individual smokes.

How does this happen?

The nicotine present in tobacco products causes heart disease by:

  • Decreasing oxygen to the heart
  • Increasing blood pressure and heart rate
  • Increasing blood clotting
  • Damaging the cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels

 

For tips on Quitting visit:  utahquitnet.com

Contact Us

Geri Essen – Health Promotion Director, Summit County Health Department

650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-333-1505 Fax: 435-333-1580
gessen@summitcounty.org

Olivia Gunnerson – Health Educator, Summit County Health Department

650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-333-1507 Fax: 435-333-1580
ogunnerson@summitcounty.org