Women 'should consider menstrual cycle' when trying to quit smoking

January 6, 2015 11:10 AM

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Women 'should consider menstrual cycle' when trying to quit smoking

The study - led by the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada - looked at how nicotine craving varies between men and women, and in women, how it fluctuates during the menstrual cycle.

Dr. Adrianna Mendrek, a neuroscientist with the Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal, and colleagues note that we already know something about sex differences in smoking. For example, women tend to become dependent on cigarettes more quickly once they start smoking, and they find it h...

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