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Q: I need to stop smoking since I had a heart attack. But it's hard to quit since my husband still smokes. What can I do?

Can you bring your husband to your follow-up appointments? I often meet patients with their families to talk about how lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and eating healthier can help keep them from having another heart attack. And there's an upside, as family members may also decide to make those lifestyle changes, too. If we can get your husband to quit smoking together with you, then you'll both be healthier—and it might just save both your lives.

Colin D. Lee, MD

Interventional cardiology

Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinic
85 Maui Lani Parkway
Wailuku, HI 96793