12 Aug '11, 10am

Women who smoke are 25 per cent more likely to develop heart disease than their male counterparts

GENEVA - Women who smoke are 25 per cent more likely than their male counterparts to develop heart disease, and the risk increases the longer women maintain the habit, according to research published in The Lancet journal yesterday. The higher risk could be because the toxins in cigarettes have a more potent effect on women than they do on men, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University wrote after surveying data from 4 million people in 86 studies spanning 45 years. Women account for one in five of the world's 1.1 billion smokers and almost one in three tobacco-related deaths, the authors wrote. They are also taking up smoking faster than men in some developing nations where smoking has traditionally been a male habit, according to the World Health Organisation. "What makes the realisation that women are at increased risk worrisome is that t...

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