Study: Quit smoking after heart attack to cut death risk

December 30, 2009 The study, which followed more the 1,500 heart attack survivors, found those who quit smoking were 37 percent less likely to die during the study, which lasted 13 years.

And while quitting altogether was best, researchers say smokers who cut back after their heart attack also improved their outlook.

There is more on this research in this month's Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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