“Although cigarette smoking does not prohibit hormone therapy use, smokers are urged to stop smoking before beginning ET or EPT”.1

Umbrella
What may the Hormone Therapy and Smoking Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Estrogen Therapy (ET)
  • Estrogen-Progestogen Therapy (EPT)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Hormone Therapy (HT)
  • Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT)
  • Smoking

SmokingHormone Therapy and Smoking

What are smokers who choose to use hormone therapy (HT) urged to do?

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) explain:

“Although cigarette smoking does not prohibit hormone therapy use, smokers are urged to stop smoking before beginning ET or EPT”.2

What is ET?

In the NAMS’s Hormone Help Desk: ET, EPT, and More: Estrogen Therapy (ET), ET is an abbreviation for Estrogen Therapy.

What is EPT?

In the NAMS’s Hormone Help Desk: ET, EPT, and More: Estrogen-Progestogen Therapy (EPT), EPT is an abbreviation for Estrogen-Progestogen Therapy.

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If I am a smoker and choose to use HT, what are my risks?

If you are a smoker and choose to use HT, it may be in your best interest to also choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

One of the points of consensus about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the Revised Global Consensus Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Section B: General Principles Governing the Use of MHT – endorsed by seven menopause-related organizations – published online 20 June 2016, is:

  • “The option of MHT is an individual decision in terms of quality of life and health priorities as well as personal risk factors such as age, time since menopause and the risk of VTE, stroke, ischemic heart disease and breast cancer. MHT should not be recommended without a clear indication for its use”.3

What is VTE?

VTE can be an abbreviation for Venous Thromboembolism.

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  1. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Guidebook: 4 Do I Need Treatment? Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Hormone Therapy: Who Should Not Use Hormone Therapy? Smokers, 8th Edition, 2015:28
  2. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Guidebook: 4 Do I Need Treatment? Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Hormone Therapy: Who Should Not Use Hormone Therapy? Smokers, 8th Edition, 2015:28
  3. De Villiers, T. J., Hall, J. E., Pinkerton, J. V., Pérez, S. C., Rees, M., Yang, C. and Pierroz, D. D. Revised Global Consensus Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Section B: General Principles Governing the Use of MHT. Climacteric, 2016;19:4:314 https://www.imsociety.org/manage/images/pdf/ba6379e868044bec13015ac2b84f2753.pdf Accessed: 09 October 2020

Topic Last Updated: 09 October 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 09 October 2020
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