More than 7,000 smokers have taken part in the study conducted by the scientists from Penn State College of Medicine. As a result, the doctors have confirmed that if a person smoked a cigarette within 30 minutes after waking up, the risk of lung cancer would be twice bigger.
Of all the people who participated in the survey, 4776 smokers already had lung cancer, while the other smokers were healthy. Compared with those who smoked their first cigarette at least an hour after awakening, the people who smoked almost immediately after getting up were 79% more likely to get cancer. Upon the whole, the number of cigarettes smoked per day did not affect these figures.
It is worth saying that another study involved 1850 smokers, and 1055 of them had head and neck cancer. Resulting from these data, the experts have made the following conclusion: the people who smoked during the first 30 minutes were 59% more likely to develop cancer than those who waited for an hour or more.
The head of the study, Dr. Joshua Muscat, comments on the results of the research saying that such smokers had higher levels of nicotine and other toxins in the body. Then, most likely, they had a more developed addiction, since they could not resist the temptation to smoke with gusto their first cigarette each day.”
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