What Happens to the Heart?

Healthy Heart

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The heart is the center for pumping blood throughout a complex network of blood vessels in the body. These blood vessels are responsible for delivering fresh oxygen to organs or tissues. Your cells need oxygen to survive and work properly.

A Hit to the Heart

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Evidence is piling up that e-cigarettes, including products like JUUL, increases the risk to the heart. Watch this video to learn what damage can be done to the heart.

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Factors that play a role in your risk for heart attack include family history, race, where you live, what kind of air your breath in, what you eat, how much you exercise, and overall lifestyle.

Choosing not to use tobacco or nicotine reduces your overall risk for heart attack or heart disease. Watch this video to learn more.


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