Study explains why women have harder time quitting smoking than men

January 5, 2015 3:51 PM

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Study explains why women have harder time quitting smoking than men

Women who resolved to quit smoking in 2015 may find greater success by timing their plan with their period, research published Sunday in Psychiatry Journal suggests.

Researchers at the University of Montreal found that women’s urge to smoke is strongest immediately after menstruation, a stage called the follicular phase. Hormonal decreases of estrogen and progesterone exacerbated withdrawal symptoms and increased neural activity related to cravings, the study au...

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