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Opinion / Editorial

Smoking and women!

Smoking and women!

While it's well known that smoking carries many serious health risks, some risks are unique to women—and why it's so important for everyone to start a harm reduction or cessation program.

1. Cancer: While smoking generally increases the risk of various cancers, it is particularly linked to an increased risk of cervical cancer. In addition, smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in women, and there are more cases of young female smokers (30-49) developing lung cancer than male smokers.

2. COPD: Women who smoke, within certain age groups, are up to 38 times more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than never smokers. COPD also kills more women than men and develops more severely in women at an earlier age.

3. Cardiovascular disease: When compared to men who smoke, women smokers over the age of 35 are more likely to die from heart disease.

4. Reproductive health: In addition to the well-known complications that arise from smoking during pregnancy, smoking can also lead to pain and irregular periods, decreased estrogen levels, and increased risk of infertility. Smoking can also worsen menopause symptoms in women, including an increased risk of early menopause and related health issues.

5. Bone health: Relatedly, postmenopausal women who smoke may have decreased bone density and increased risk of hip and spine fractures.

Amidst all these negative health consequences, the good news is that it is never too late to quit smoking. You can use this information as an opportunity to encourage yourself and the women in your life to prioritize their health and quit smoking using tobacco harm reduction strategies. These strategies, which help offset the different and gendered consequences of smoking, are an important tool in the journey to quit smoking.