Smoking Leads To Higher Stroke Risk In Young Women

August 15, 2008

A new U.S. study has found that young women who smoke face an increased risk of stroke..Washington (ChattahBox) – A new U.S. study has found that young women who smoke face an increased risk of stroke.

The study was led by Dr. John Cole of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

His team of researchers analyzed data of young women between the ages of 15 to 49-years old. The idea was to see how smoking had an impact on their stroke risk.

What they found was that the more young women smoked, the higher their stroke risk was.

A woman more than doubled her stroke risk by smoking, being 2.6 times more likely than a women who is a non-smoker to have a stroke.

A woman who smoked 21 to 39 cigarettes each day, faced a stroke risk that was 4.3 times higher than a non-smoker.

Women who smoked two packs of cigarettes each day, faced a risk that was 9.1 times higher than women who were non-smokers.

The study has been published in the journal Stroke.


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