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UPI: Smoking can affect leg arteries for decades after people quit

Aug 6, 2019

Cigarette smokers have a sharply higher risk of peripheral artery disease, or PAD — and even if they quit, that added risk can last for decades, a new study warns.

PAD narrows arteries in the leg, leading to reduced blood flow that causes pain, poor wound healing and other symptoms.

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