Cigarettes for women more harmful to health
Cigarettes are more harmful to women than men
Smoking harms health - every kid knows that. However, according to scientists, women with smoking-related cancers lose more years of life than men with the same disease.
Women lose 10.5 years of age due to smoking-related illnesses
When women become ill with the typical illnesses associated with tobacco use, they die an average of 10.5 years earlier, while male smokers die only 2.9 years. This was the result of an evaluation by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden, as communicated on World No Tobacco Day.
Another terrifying result: Ten years ago, 36 percent fewer women died of bronchial, lung, laryngeal and tracheal cancer than today. In 2010, 13,815 women did not survive their cancer, „which can be closely related to the consumption of tobacco products“, according to the Federal Statistical Office on its website destatis.de. Accordingly, the proportion of women in the deaths from such cancer tumors has increased significantly. 31 percent of the 44,457 victims were women in 2010. In 2001, the female share of deaths was 25 percent.
Tobacco use has dropped
Overall, however, the consumption of tobacco in Germany decreased from 398 million units in 2002 to 240 million units in 2011. At the same time, the daily consumption of cigarettes and cigarettes increased from 8 to 12 million, according to the Federal Statistical Office. In total, 220 billion cigarettes, 2.4 billion cheroots and cigarillos and 532 million cigars were produced in Germany last year. (Ag)
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