The risk of acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction may be higher for adults who smoke, with the greatest risk increase seen among people ages 18 to 49, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Compared with non-smokers, women ages 18 to 49 who smoked had a 13 times higher risk of STEMI, while men in that age group had an 8.6 times higher risk.

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