Posted on 30 March 2011.
A current study has shown that smokers are at a greater risk of developing throat and stomach cancer. The study also mentioned that smokers who quit years ago are still at risk.
Italian researchers studied 33 different and independent studies and concluded that smokers have twice the likelihood of developing esophageal and stomach cancer than those who never smoked in their lifetime.
Smoking has already been noted to increase the risks of developing throat and stomach cancer for years. Even more disturbing is the fact that the risks remain even after you quit smoking. However, they pointed out that quitting this vice is still highly beneficial.
Both types of cancer are not common in the Western part of the world as they are more prevalent in third-world or developing countries. In the recent years, however, occurrence of these cancers has increased in Europe and the United States.
Studies show that there is only one out of 200 chances that an average American will develop esophageal cancer, and one in 114 chance of having stomach cancer. That means if you are an American who has never smoked in their lifetime.
It is also further noted that these kinds of studies do not prove that smoking can directly cause esophageal and stomach cancer. To prove that, researchers have to intentionally expose their subjects to tobacco smoke and that can be questioned from the ethical stand-point.
However, Dr. Eva Negri, head researcher, insisted that the study still gives smokers one more good reason to quit and those who do not, to never start smoking.
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Posted on 12 March 2011.
The 37-year-old supermodel Kate Moss strut the catwalk while smoking in her long-awaited return in Louis Vuitton’s show during the finale of Fashion Week. She may be almost 40 but she’s still a stunning controversial queen of the runway.
The daily mail reported that Moss ignored the No Smoking Day to indulge in her habit. Though she is trying to quit smoking, she wowed the audience by puffing cigarette while doing the catwalk. Smoking, as we all know has been banned in public places, however, no one really minded. The Fashion Week isn’t a public occurrence. It’s one of the most exclusive events in France. Besides, no one really qualmed about lady gaga doing it last week at the Mugler show. The overall gesture actually resulted into a perfect ending to a fetish-themed collection headed by designer Marc Jacobs.
Kate moss has reportedly been attending sessions to bring her nicotine habits to an end. Together with her fiancé, Jamie Hince, she is trying hypnotism as a means to quit smoking. They are desperate to kick the butt because they are trying for a baby.
Both are attending hypnosis session at Harley Street, London as reported by the Sun. She smoked when she was pregnant with her 8-year-old daughter. However, it was said that she cut her puffs from 30 to 15 sticks a day since the doctor told her that it could cause complications with her pregnancy.
Now, with her Fiance Jamie Hince, she has her wedding date as a final target. She badly wants a baby as soon as possible.
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