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Men die sooner than women due to smoking, study suggests

Tobacco-related illness accounts for 60 per cent of gender health gap


 

According to World Health Organization figures on death rates, tobacco-related illness makes up about 60 per cent of the gender health gap in most countries, the BBC reports. After smoking, alcohol makes up about 20 per cent of the difference, according to the journal Tobacco Control. While some experts have suggested women live longer because of biology, or since they’re more likely to visit doctors than men, this suggests smoking is actually the main factor. Across 30 European countries, deaths from all causes were higher for en than for women, it said.

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Men die sooner than women due to smoking, study suggests

  1. the question is …or should be…does the montana reserve have the opportunity to stockpile cigarettes for the purpose of providing the terrible unhealthy habit for their people and should certain laws be broken to achieve financial gain for the people or to the chief? oh, this is relative to the 14 million cigarettes found stockpiled on this reservation…illegal activity is not protected in any law! traditional rights you say? seems to be a catch 22 here…a chief should protect the people come hell or high water! or do traditions change for monetary gain?
    these are questions that have to be answered

  2. Cigarettes are a death delivery system. What shocks me is that nicotine patches and other aids to quit smoking are not covered by Blue Cross in the province I live in. Yet smoking costs our medical system so many dollars.

  3. Last time i checked snoop dogg is not even man enough to stop smoking pot. …. Get some sleep, the Lakers will be great again, sooner than you think! …

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