Smoking Increases Heart Risk Among Black Americans

A Black woman in a black top with a Black choker necklace on holds a cigarette in her right hand and blows smoke from her mouth cottonbro/Pexels

This article reviews research analyzing the correlation between heart disease and smoking in Black Americans, highlighting that Black Americans who smoke have higher heart risk than their White counterparts.

“We know that some groups of people are more likely to die from CHD than others: deaths are higher among African Americans than among people who are white. One underlying factor is longstanding disparities in health problems that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.”