Meredith Duncan

Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

A new Vanderbilt study documents the great incentive for current smokers to quit.

Benefits of smoking cessation take time: study

People who quit smoking see their risk of cardiovascular disease immediately begin to drop, but it may take up to 16 years for their health to reach the level of someone who has never smoked, according to a new Vanderbilt study.