Dept. of Health urges tobacco-free 2013

The New York State Department of Health is urging New Yorkers to make 2013 tobacco-free. Health officials say a smoker's heart rate and blood pressure

Health officials say a smoker's heart rate and blood pressure improve just 20 minutes after quitting.

Health officials say a smoker's heart rate and blood pressure improve just 20 minutes after quitting. (1/3/13)

BROOKLYN - The New York State Department of Health is urging New Yorkers to make 2013 tobacco-free.

Health officials say a smoker's heart rate and blood pressure improve just 20 minutes after quitting, and the risk of a heart attack diminishes after just 24 hours.

Officials say people who want to quit smoking should set a date, get rid of cigarettes, avoid triggers and exercise.

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