Why it works: Cigarette smoking has been linked to heart attacks, strokes and artery disease in the legs. Nicotine raises blood pressure, carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry to the brain, causing the heart to work harder and allowing blood clots to form more easily. Cigarette smoke makes the blood thicker, increases the amount of build-up in the arteries and makes them more likely to clot.
How it works: Quit smoking and stay away from places where others might be smoking.
The self cure remedy of Quit smoking for the care and relief of Stroke has an effectiveness score of 3.1 and a popularity score of 3 on the self-cure system.