Female cigarette smokers die one year earlier than male smokers, study finds; men who smoke shorten their life span by 14 years, women reduce it by 15

LOS ANGELES , August 19, 2011 (press release) – Female cigarette smokers die one year earlier than male smokers, according to the findings of Dr. Augustine Nwolley of the Half Assini Government Hospital in Ghana, Ghana Business News reported Aug. 18.

Men who smoke shorten their life span by 14 years, whereas women reduce it by 15, said Nwolley in a talk on the effects of tobacco smoking during World Tobacco Day activities.

The primary source of this article is Ghana Business News, Legon-Accra, Ghana, on August 18, 2011.

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