Why Smokers Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease | Dr Tanmay Kumar Das | CARE Hospitals

What is the link between smoking and heart disease? Dr. Tanmay Kumar Das, Consultant Cardiologist at CARE Hospital, says that it might be related to inflammation in the coronary arteries induced by cigarette compounds. However, studies have revealed that if a smoker quits, the inflammatory markers in their blood actually fade, and their risk of heart disease is the same as a non-smoker within five years.