Women Are More Susceptible to Health Effects of Smoking

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Women are more susceptible to the health effects of smoking.  Women who smoke may develop severe lung disease at younger ages with lower amounts of smoking.  That’s according to a new study.  Researchers in Norway compared 954 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder to 295 control subjects.  They found that women with COPD were, on average, younger than men who had smoked for fewer years suggesting that women may experience lung damage with overall lower levels of smoking.

 

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Low-Tar Cigarettes May Be Linked to a Certain Form of Lung Cancer

Low-Tar Cigarettes May Be Linked to a Certain Form of Lung Cancer

The news that there may have been changes in the way certain cigarettes are formulated, and the suggestion that this could affect lung disease, is downright frightening. According to a University of California researcher, up to 50% of our nation’s lung cancer cases could be due to this. The research is ongoing, but the thought is that a form of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma may be linked to so-called low-tar cigarettes that have chemicals called nitrosamines. Adenocarcinoma attacks small air sacs far deeper in the lungs. The theory is that people who smoke low-tar cigarettes need to breathe in deeper.

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Women Are More Susceptible To Health Effects Of Smoking

Women Are More Susceptible To Health Effects Of Smoking

Women are more susceptible to the health effects of smoking. Women who smoke may develop severe lung disease at younger ages with lower amounts of smoking. That’s according to a new study. Researchers in Norway compared 954 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder to 295 control subjects. They found that women with COPD were, on average, younger than men who had smoked for fewer years suggesting that women may experience lung damage with overall lower levels of smoking.

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