Those smokers who love to puff their favorite cigarette in the early morning need to read this article. According to latest medical study, those who light up their cigarette in the early morning have greater chances of suffering from lung, head and neck cancers than those who wait longer before having their first cigarette of the day. “These smokers have higher levels of nicotine and possibly other tobacco toxins in their body, and they may be more addicted than smokers who refrain from smoking for a half hour or more,” said Joshua Muscat, of Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. “It may be a combination of genetic and personal factors that cause a higher dependence to nicotine,” Muscat added.
To get the data, the medical researchers compared 4,775 lung cancer patients with 2,835 smokers who didn’t have cancer. Based on the said data they discovered that those who smoked 31 to 60 minutes after waking up w ere 1.3 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those who waited at least an hour before lighting up. On the same study they also found out that those who smoked within 30 minutes of waking up were 1.79 times more likely to develop lung cancer.
Meanwhile, in a separate analysis, the investigators compared 1,055 smokers with head and neck cancer with 795 smokers without the disease. Those who smoked 31 to 60 minutes after waking up were 1.42 times more likely to develop cancer than those who waited more than 60 minutes to have a cigarette. The researchers said smokers who had their first cigarette within a half hour of waking up were 1.59 times more likely to develop head and neck cancer.
Smoking is a practise in which a substance, most commonly tobacco or cannabis, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled. This is primarily practised as a route of administration for recreational drug use, as combustion releases the active subs tances in drugs such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption through the lungs.
It can also be done as a part of rituals, to induce trances and spiritual enlightenment. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes, primarily industrially manufactured but also hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper. Other smoking implements include pipes, cigars, bidis, hookahs, vaporizers and bongs. It has been suggested that smoking-related disease kills one half of all long term smokers but these diseases may also be contracted by non-smokers. A 2007 report states that about 4.9 million people worldwide each year die as a result of smoking.