For a long time, many women who have the habit of smoking. However, a recent study revealed that current smoking is more deadly for women compared to several decades ago. The study revealed that in comparison to the risk of smoking-related deaths in the 1960s. In this time, smoking can increase the risk of lung cancer that is deadly up to 2.7-fold.
In the period 2000 to 2010, the researchers saw an increased risk of death due to the dangers of smoking to 25-fold compared with the risk in the 1960s. Similar results were also found not only deaths caused by lung cancer, but also due to chronic respiratory diseases, and other conditions related to respiratory health, as reported by the Health Me Up.
Based on the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the risk of death in women smokers are four times more likely than those who do not smoke. When compared with non-smokers in the 1960s, the risk increased to 22.5-fold.
One reason is that today many women who have the habit of smoking at a young age. Moreover, they smoked more cigarettes than people in the 1960s. These results were obtained after the researchers looked at more than 2.2 million men and women aged 55 years during 1959 to 2010.
One of the researchers revealed that if women smoke like men, they die like men. The study also found that quitting smoking at any time can provide tremendous positive effect for the health and can reduce the risk of death drastically.
The results of this study could be a reference for the women to stop smoking immediately. Current smoking is more dangerous and deadly than earlier times. In addition, stopping smoking can reduce the risk of death drastically and nourish the body.