Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Smoking Packs a Tougher Wallop for Women

MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) — Women may be more vulnerable than men to cancer-causing ingredients in cigarettes, according to a new study. In an examination of data on 683 people with lung cancer who had been referred to a lung cancer center between 2000 and 2005, Swiss researchers found that female patients tended to be younger when they developed the disease, even though they tended to smoke significantly fewer cigarettes than men

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