Lung cancer: risk “greatly increased” among smokers

 The risk of dying from  lung cancer  has increased dramatically over the past 20 years in women who smoke, according to a study of more than 2 million Americans. Worrying, the fact that they smoke like men and that like them, they start smoking as teenagers.

This research was published in the January 24 New England Journal of Medicine. The study focused on smokers over 55 years.

In the 60s, smokers had a risk of dying from lung cancer 2.7 times greater than those who had never touched a cigarette. During the last decade (2000-2010), the risk was 25.7 times greater than among those who had never smoked.

The risk of dying from another chronic lung disease in the 1960s was four times greater in smokers than among those who had never smoked. From 2000 to 2010, this risk was 22.5 times higher.

Heart attack

During the 2000-2010 decade, smokers of both sexes had a relatively identical increase in risk of lung cancer, chronic lung disease, heart attack, and  stroke , the researchers note.

This research, led by Dr. Michael Thun, honorary member of the American Cancer Society, confirms that quitting smoking  reduces the risk of mortality resulting from smoking. This regardless of age.

shortened life

Smoking so-called “light” cigarettes is often the first choice among women. This did not prevent there being a sharp increase in the risk of death from lung cancer or resulting from chronic lung disease.

Another study, also published two weeks ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that people who smoke throughout their lives lose about ten years of life when compared to those who never smoked. This research was carried out by Dr. Prabhat Jha of St. Michael of the University of Toronto.

Jeanne Kenney
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