Smoking is definitely a risk factor for heart disease but until recently it was not known if this risk was higher in women.   Study results published in Lancet in August 2011 suggest that the risk of heart disease due to smoking is higher in women.

The large meta analysis suggested that the harmful effects of tobacco smoking affect men and women differently.  In a study of more than two million people, researchers showed that the pooled adjusted female-to-male relative risk of coronary heart disease in smokers vs nonsmokers is 25% higher in women. If anything, said Dr. Rachel Huxley from University of Minnesota, the 25% increased risk may be on the conservative side.  Women have not been smoking as long as men, so the true impact on women's health may not have manifested yet.

Of particular concern are the increasing number of young girls starting to smoke compared to young boys.   ALERT:   Young ladies who start smoking, you might think you look cool now but you won't look so cool when you get older and are walking around with an oxygen tank!

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I began smoking as a teen and continued well into my adult years until health issues made me stop on a dime. I have not had one since that day over 7 years ago and thankfully my health has returned. I hope the info in your post will sink in to those that have not yet given it up.

Great post my friend, I have no idea why that would be that way,and I need to show this article to my friends. Luckily, most of them don’t smoke, but I’m worried about those who do.

Oh man smoking is such an addiction. i have been trying to quit forever. I worry about the effects of smoking but just can't give it up. I have cut down tremendously though.

Interesting...I have no idea why that would be that way, but none the less it's a frightening thought regarding all the young women who are starting to smoke to control weight...

Thanks for this fresh information. I never knew if I didn't found your blog. I want to share this on my FB. Hope can help those lovely women out there. Hope they stop smoking after read this.

It's nice to see women become more active in leading careers especially in commercial real estate. But sad to see them light up after making a great presentation. It looses their impact.

I need to show this article to my friends. Luckily, most of them don't smoke, but I'm worried about those who do. Is there any explanation to these results? What makes women more vulnerable to smoking effects than men? Nadav EDITOR's NOTE: Researchers are just beginning to tweak out the differences. More to come.

I am going to get my wife to read this as it is scary to know that women are twenty five percent more at risk than men.

I find this very interesting, Would like to know more information. Thanks EDITOR'S NOTE: We'll post any new findings as they are released on our blog.

This was interesting I had no idea that was the statistics. It never ceases to amaze me what people see in it in the first place and with the knowledge we now have that all it really does to us is harm I am shocked that even more young girls are starting. Where are we going wrong with education!?

I am going to get my wife to read this as it is scary to know that women are twenty five percent more at risk than men.

Smoking is really bad for your health. It does cause a lot of illness to us. I am a non-smoker and I really dont like smoking. It will just lessen your life span.

It's sad to see anybody smoke, male or female, but hope your post gets the attention it deserves.

I was surfing net and fortunately came across this site and found very interesting stuff here. Its really fun to read. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information.

Just couldn’t leave your website before telling you that we really enjoyed the quality information you offer to your visitors… Will be back often to check up on new posts.

Oh man smoking is such an addiction. i have been trying to quit forever. I worry about the effects of smoking but just can’t give it up. I have cut down tremendously though. EDITOR's NOTE: At least you are trying....keep at it!

It is so uncool to see a girl who loves to smoke but its rare for me to get socialize with this smokers. It said that the secondhand smoker have a high risk to get a lung cancer because they inhale the smoke from the primary smoker. So its very important to tell your friends to not smoke if they are with you. Im very lucky that im not a smoker. This is very informative for the readers. :) thanks a lot

Whats sad is that Hollywood and TV are starting to bring it back into fashion

I began smoking as a teen and continued well into my adult years until health issues made me stop on a dime. I have not had one since that day over 7 years ago and thankfully my health has returned. I hope the info in your post will sink in to those that have not yet given it up.

I'am a non-smoker. I really don't believe that smoking is cool. Smoking can be a triggering factor for a lot of diseases. What I can only say is Stop while you can.

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