World No Tobacco Day is on 31 May 2020. Smoking can result in early menopause, hot flushes, osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.World No Tobacco Day 2020

Early Menopause

Is there an association between smoking and early menopause?

Yes. In Smoking’s Impact on Women’s Health: Smoking and Women’s Health – Reproductive Issues the (United States) Smokefreewomen elaborate on:

“Women who smoke are more likely than women who don’t smoke to:

  • Have more irregular or painful periods
  • Have low estrogen levels, which can lead to mood swings, fatigue, and vaginal dryness
  • Go through menopause at a younger age, and have worse symptoms…”.

Hot FlushesWorld No Tobacco Day 2020

Is there an association between smoking and hot flushes?

In Menopause Management: Healthy Living – Smoking the (Australia) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:

“Women who smoke might reach menopause one to four years earlier than women who don’t smoke. Women who smoke are also more likely to have menopausal hot flushes”.

Postmenopause

World No Tobacco Day 2020Is there an association between postmenopause and smoking?

In Menopause Management: Healthy Living – Smoking the JH also note:

“Giving up smoking is important because after menopause, women have an increased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and lung cancer. These conditions all occur at higher rates in women who smoke”.

Quitline

World No Tobacco Day 2020Why can calling your Country’s Quitline be the key to your success?

In Five Reasons Why Calling A Quitline Can Be Key To Your Success the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elaborate on:

  • “You can get help to stop smoking—free, with no judgment…
  • Quit coaches help create a plan that can work for you….
  • Quit coaches can help you get quit-smoking medications…
  • You can get helpful tips on:…
  • And the best reason of all to use a quitline – you’re more likely to stay quit!”

Bottom Line

What is the bottom line about quitting smoking?

In How To Quit Smoking: Bottom Line the American Cancer Society explain:

“One of the most important things researchers have learned about quitting smoking is that the person who smokes needs to keep trying. It may take several serious attempts before a person who smokes can quit forever. Rather than looking at a slip back to smoking as a failure, consider it an opportunity to learn from experience and be better prepared to quit the next time”.

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Last Updated: 30 May 2020 – Last Revised: 25 May 2020
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