Certain Smokers at Increased Risk for Sudden Death

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By Molly Clifton

Women who are even light or moderate cigarette smokers are at greater risk for sudden cardiac death.

A new study in the Journal of American Heart Association looks at women who smoke between one and 14 cigarettes a day.

Researchers found those smokers had nearly twice the risk of sudden cardiac death as non smoking women.

For every five years of continued smoking the risk climbed by 8 percent.

 

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