Smoking poses a risk for women
August 11, 2011
A group of scientist warned yesterday that “women who smoke have a 25% higher risk of developing cardiac disease in comparison with men who smoke”.
The finding was held after 86 international studies which involved 2.4 million people and showed that the health of women is more affected by tobacco addiction.
The research, published online, explains how is it that the female gender is far more affected by smoking.
“For example, women might extract a greater quantity of carcinogens and other toxic agents from the same number of cigarettes than men”, it reads.
“This occurrence could explain why women who smoke have double the risk of lung cancer compared with their male counterparts”.