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Smoking death risk in women has 'soared'

24th January 2013

A new study has suggested women who smoke today are much more likely to die from smoking than they were in the 1960s.

Changing habits, such as starting earlier and smoking more cigarettes, have been blamed for the increased risks of lung cancer, according to trends reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, which show death rates in women have caught up with men. The study examined data from more than two million women in the US.

 

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