Only Three Cigarettes a Day Can Do Damage to Your Health - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/15/02

Only Three Cigarettes a Day Can Do Damage to Your Health

A new study of 1,200 people finds women who smoke just three to five cigarettes a day have double the heart attack risk of non-smokers. And that women who smoke 25 cigarettes a day have a death rate four and a half times higher than non-smoking women, that, while for smoking men, the increase is only a little more than 2% higher than non-smoking men.

The reason women suffer more is because the experts say cigarettes are more harmful to women because tobacco and nicotine damage estrogen, which protects against cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted at the Danish Institute of Preventive Medicine.

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