Smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease as well as many other chronic disorders. If you already have heart disease, you may think, "What good will it do me to quit smoking now?" The answer is, it can do quite a bit of good. Heart disease can be prevented and controlled by following your treatment plan, which includes quitting smoking.
The American Heart Association provides a wealth of information about quitting smoking, including a more detailed list of benefits and tools to help you kick the habit.
This content was last reviewed July 2015.