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smoking.jpgWell, nothing is ever that simple, but a new study out yesterday offers yet another reason to quit if you’re a smoker. 

The Associated Press reported on the study, which was conducted at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Researchers found that a year after quitting smoking, participants had a measurable improvement in their arteries, and were at significantly lower risk of heart disease.

Interesting companion fact – the participants gained, on average, 9 pounds during that first after-smoking year.  But the heart improvement was not undermined by the weight gain!

Need more convincing?  Check out our motivational 10 Reasons to Quit Smoking gallery.

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