Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More cigarette problems

We all know that smoking is unhealthy and is a known contributor to stroke risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched an effort to reduce smoking, including the poignant image of a woman who is a former smoker and stroke survivor with profound physical problems.

Now, there's even more news about recent research showing that smoking menthol cigarettes are especially tied to stroke:

People who smoke menthol cigarettes were more likely to have a history of stroke than smokers who prefer regular cigarettes, an analysis of federal health survey data indicated.

"These results highlight the need for further review of the last legally allowed tobacco additive in North America, given that mentholated cigarettes may be placing individuals at even greater risk of potentially devastating cerebrovascular disease than regular cigarettes," Vozoris wrote.


Anonymous said...

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Jeff Porter said...

Sad to say, this particular posting has become a target of spammers who are trying to sell cigarettes - the very product that kills or disables millions - through leaving fake comments with links to their websites. About three or four times a week, I have to go in and delete those comments. Therefore, I'm cutting off comments on this posting only. Real people are welcome, of course, to leave comments on other posts. Spammers, please stop. You are killing people.