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Answered 2010-10-26 13:10:30

Nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco, is a stimulant compound. For those individuals who are already predisposed to Heart disease and coronary artery narrowing, nicotine stimulation can cause coronary artery vasospasm and attacks of angina pain.

Smoking cigarettes is a known risk factory for coronary artery disease.

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