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Does smoking affect women differently?

Indian Express | 31/05/2020 08:00 PM | Click to read full article

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that around 200 million of the world’s one billion smokers are women. And that of them, nearly 1.5 million die every year from tobacco use. Smoking decreases bone mineral density among women, significantly leading to osteoporosis, says Dr Dutta.  Smoking during pregnancy increases risks of premature delivery and may cause reduction in breast milk once the infant is born.