In Russia, according to the latest data, about 70% of men and about 30% of women smoke.
Of course, the Ministry of He alth has long warned that smoking is dangerous. But who is more dangerous - men or women?
In another study, researchers from Harvard University and the Norwegian University of Bergen studied 950 men and women diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is known to be caused in most cases by smoking. And here it turned out that COPD in women develops generally earlier than in men. Although the fair sex smoke less often.
"Women may be more susceptible to the lung-damaging effects of smoking," said Dr. Inga-Cecille Soerheim, who led the collaborative study between the two universities.
Over the past 20 years, several more such studies have been carried out. All of them confirmed that women are less resistant to lung tumors than men. In 2000, according to Harvard University professor of medicine, Dr. Don Dimeo, the number of women who died from COPD exceeded the number of men. True, the reasons for this are not known to Dr. Dimeo.
But some other doctors believe that the gender difference in such matters, if there is a place to be, is not worth special medical attention. Dr. Michael Tan of the American Cancer Society reminds of the existence of different types of lung cancer, but advises the public to focus on the dangers of smoking for both sexes.
In Russia, according to the latest data, about 50% of the adult population smokes. About 70% of men and about 30% of women.
Source:He alth Day