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Smoking’s ill effects on women

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Have you bothered to look at cigarette packaging these days? They can be so scary you may probably want to throw one out the window even before you could open it.

Cigarette packs nowadays carry pictures of the ill effects of smoking to our health. Yet, how effective are they in keeping smokers away from their nasty habit?

A recent health story from Reuters claims that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke is tied to infertility in women and early menopause, according to a new study.

Compared to women who never smoked and those exposed to the least secondhand smoke, Reuters said that women who smoked or were exposed to the most secondhand smoke were more likely to have problems getting pregnant and more likely to enter menopause before age 50, researchers found.

Andrew Hyland of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, who led the research, said earlier studies had linked smoking to reproductive issues in women, but few had looked at links between secondhand smoke and infertility and early menopause.

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The Reuters story continued: Compared to women who never smoked, researchers found that those who reported being active smokers at some point in their lives were 14 percent more likely to have infertility and 26 percent more likely to enter menopause early.

Women who smoked the most reported entering menopause about two years earlier than women who didn’t smoke, the researchers report in the journal Tobacco Control.

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