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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Even one cigarette a day is dangerous for the heart, experts said


Daily Smoking increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, and it is not too important what the amount of cigarettes the person smokes per day. To such conclusion scientists from several universities and research organisations in the UK and China.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

It was already known that cigarettes are harmful even if you smoke them too often, but in some respects is “moderate” Smoking is less dangerous to health than daily Smoking a pack of cigarettes. The experts decided to test the extent to which such a statement applies to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Scientists have reviewed more than 50 scientific papers on the subject published previously, and compiled the results of these studies. Since some of the works that interest the scientists also included a meta-analysis of previous publications, in total, scientists have taken into account 141 the study.

As it turned out, men who smoke one cigarette a day, the risk of coronary heart disease increased by 48 percent and stroke by 25 percent, and for women these figures were 57% and 31% respectively. For those who smoked five a day cigarette or a whole pack, the risk was even higher, but razitsa between one and twenty cigarettes were not nearly as big as it might seem.

According to experts, their research shows that Smoking one cigarette a day brings much more harm to the body than is considered, and the reduction of tobacco consumption is not too effective measure to combat the effects of bad habits. Thus, scientists believe that people should completely refrain from Smoking.

The scientific work of specialists published in the journal BMJ.

The specialists from Queen Mary University in London found that two thirds of people vucurevich one cigarette, subsequently begin to smoke regularly.

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