Smoking increases heart risk more in women than men

By Archean
Aug 14, 2011
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  1. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    Maybe it has something to do with their circulatory system and the structure of different organs affected by Carbon monoxide and other gases released while smoking. Women tend to "absorb" more toxics than men from cigars. This might be a really silly suggestion, but maybe they have different structured alveoli and bronchioles and the cappilaries surrounded by them, but that could only have something to do with diseases of the respiratory system. This suggestion however, sounds crappy.
    Hopefully they will find something more.
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    On average, women live 5 years more than men in the UK. Apparently, this is mostly down to how a woman's immune system is set up (to cope with child birth for the most part)

    So this smoking fact is interesting....and good considering i'm a bloke :D.
  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    I don't think it has anything to do with the immune system, but who am I to say that? But not that many women smoke or "hazard" with health. So that stat is made on average for all the women. But it is interesting, very interesting.

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