Don’t smoke soon after you wake up

Well, don’t smoke at all, if you can. But if you do, try to wait at least one hour before lighting your first one: researchers have found that if you light a cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, the chances you’ll develop lung, head, or neck cancer become considerably higher. And that’s compared to other smokers:

lung cancer – the study included 4,775 cases of lung cancer and 2,835 people without lung cancer – they were all regular smokers. They found that, compared to those who smoked more than 60 minutes after waking up:

  • Those who lit up within 31 to 60 minutes had a 1.31 greater chance of developing lung cancer
  • Those who lit up within 30 minutes had a 1.79 greater chance of developing lung cancer

head and neck cancer – the study included 1,055 patients with head and neck cancer and 795 individuals without cancer – all of them had a history of cigarette smoking.They found that, compared to those who smoked more than 60 minutes after waking up:

  • Those who lit up within 31 to 60 minutes had a 1.42 greater chance of developing head and neck cancer
  • Those who lit up within 30 minutes had a 1.59 greater chance of developing head and neck cancer

(Cancer journal, via MNT)

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