Morning Smoking Greater Risk For Cancer

Posted on March 13, 2012


Researchers found that people who smoke soon after waking are at greater risk for cancer.
Two recent studies report very similar findings.

One study involved 7,611 smokers- 4,776 were smokers with lung cancer and 2,835 were smokers without cancer.

This study found that the patients who smoked within 30 minutes of waking were 79% more likely to develop cancer than those who waited at least at hour.

The second study involved participants with neck and head cancers.

Read more on this study

Smoking is also a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, strokes and respiratory diseases.

The findings of these studies are not reasons to ignore smoking cessation.

Patients on a test run for quitting are advised to delay the first cigarette of the day to help them quit the habit.