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'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

(4/11/2013)

'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers
HealthDay News
April 5, 2013

People who smoke a cigarette as soon as they wake up in the morning are more likely to develop lung and oral cancer than other smokers, a new study reveals.  The investigators found that about 32 percent of the participants smoked their first cigarette of the day within five minutes of waking. Among the others, 31 percent smoked within 6 to 30 minutes, 18 percent smoked within 31 to 60 minutes, and 19 percent smoked more than an hour after waking.  People who had a cigarette immediately after waking had higher levels of NNAL -- a byproduct of a tobacco-specific cancer-causing substance called NNK -- in their blood than those who smoked a half hour or more after waking, regardless of how many cigarettes they smoked in a day, the study authors reported.

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Keywords: morning, cigarette, risk, raise, lung, mouth, cancers



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