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11 August 2011

Women smokers at more risk

Women who smoke have a 25% higher risk of developing heart disease than male smokers do, according to a huge, new study.

Women who smoke have a 25% higher risk of developing heart disease than male smokers do, according to a huge, new study.

In addition, women have different smoking habits from men, she added. "Despite smoking fewer cigarettes than men on average, they may smoke more of the cigarette. They might smoke right to the end of the cigarette, compared to men - we just don't know," she said.

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