August 7, 2011

Early Morning Smoking Matters

1 Smoking Soon After Waking Increases Risk

Smokers who typically smoke right away after waking up in the morning could have a higher risk for developing cancer, find two new studies. Compared to smokers who refrain from having their first cigarette soon after waking, those who light up sooner show increased risk for lung cancer, as well as head and neck cancers. Published in the American Cancer Society journal Cancer, the research could help to identify smokers who would benefit from targeted smoking interventions. Penn State College researchers believe that smokers who feel the need to light up first thing in the morning may have higher levels of nicotine and tobacco toxins in their bodies, and could be more addicted than smokers who refrain from smoking for a half hour or longer.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: President Obama Quits Smoking

Tags: Head and Neck Cancer, Smoking in Morning, Increasing Cancer Risk, Lung Cancer Risk Factors, Penn State College, Journal Cancer, Tobacco Toxins

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The Danger of Feeling Safe

2 Smokers Think Vitamins Prevent Cancer

Two studies suggests that smokers who believe vitamins will protect them from the dangers of cigarettes tend to smoke more than those who know that is not true. The studies involved smokers who were given a placebo, but half thought they got vitamin C or a multivitamin. After taking the pill, everyone took an hour-long survey on an unrelated topic and told they could smoke as many cigarettes as they wanted. The group that thought they got vitamin C smoked about two times as many cigarettes as those who knew it was a placebo and felt more invincible. The feeling of invincibility and the number of cigarettes smoked was even higher in the multivitamin group. Ironically, those who incorrectly believe they have reduced their risk with vitamins could actually be increasing it.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Hookahs Aren't Safer Than Cigarettes

Tags: Cigarettes, Multivitamins, Vitamin C, Taking Multivitamins Makes Smoking Seem Safer, Cigarette Smoking, Health Effects of Smoking Cigarettes, Smokers Taking Vitamins

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