I’m sure you know smoking isn’t healthy. Most discussions are about the risk of lung cancer. But did you know that cigarette smoking increases the risk of intracranial aneurysms in middle-aged women?
According to a recent article published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, “Women aged between 30 and 60 years with a positive smoking history have a four-fold increased risk for having an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA), and a seven-fold increased risk if they have underlying chronic hypertension. These findings indicate that women aged between 30 and 60 years with a positive smoking history might benefit from a screening recommendation.”
If you’re a smoker or have a family member or friend who is, join the Great American SmokeOut on November 19th and start your journey to a healthier, smoke-free life!
For help quitting check out the CDC’s tips.