While You Quit: A Smoker's Guide to Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Dundurn
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Smoking doesn’t have to leave you at a dead end. This unique book provides insight, whether you are a current or past smoker, on how to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke before it’s too late. Rather than asking you to quit smoking, Dr. Fenske instead asks you to make changes in your life while you quit, by focusing on how the cardiovascular system is susceptible to disease, and how its healthy function can be optimized independent of smoking.

Humorous and informative, While You Quit asks you to take a series of small, intentional steps toward vascular health. Armed with a state-of-the-art perspective on vascular biology, you follow Peter, an overweight, cigarette-addicted patient, as he takes these small strides. You will see clearly how each improvement directly impacts his vital statistics - just as they will for you, even if quitting isn’t on your road map yet.

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About the author

Dr. Theodore Fenske is an associate clinical professor in the division of cardiology at the University of Alberta Medical School and a cardiologist on the frontlines of medicine in a busy downtown Edmonton tertiary care health centre. He lives in Edmonton.

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Publisher
Dundurn
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Published on
Jan 19, 2009
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781770703834
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Heart
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Tobacco
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This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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