Female smokers have caught up to men when it comes to lung cancer risk1/24/2013
Here's some gender equality news to make you cough and splutter. For the first time female smokers have caught up to males in the lung cancer risk stakes. New comprehensive research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that lady smokers are now just as much at risk of dying from smoking-related illnesses as nicotine-loving menfolk because they’re puffing up a storm from a younger age, just like the fellas. Women are also less likely to kick the habit than men, with the ratio of former to current smokers between the ages of 65-69 found to be 4-to-1 for men and 2-to-1 for women. [Source]
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