Hi. I am 19 years old and I smoke since september 2002 (almost 4 years). I am trying to stop it. How possible is that atherosclerosis has started taking place? In addition, if I stop smoking now completely and start a healthy life how passible is that I face heart or atherosclerosis problems in the future?
Apart from smoking I did not have any other problems:normal cholesterol levels, no diabetes and no one of my family and grand parents (still alive) faced atherosclerosis problems even though they used to smoke very much.