Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Triples Chances of Brain Haemorrhage

August 30th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research has shown that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples the chances of someone getting brain hemorrhages.

It has also been found out that quitting reduces the chances of this happening but even when heavy smokers quit, their chances of getting brain hemorrhages are two times more than those of people who have never smoked. Researches in Korea have conducted a study on 426 cases and they have come up with the conclusion that when these patients suffer from brain hemorrhages, their chances of surviving are often fifty-fifty and if they survive, there is a very big chance that they will suffer from disabilities of some kind.

A lot of things such as family history and salt intake were considered during the research but it was found that heavy smokers are the ones who are at the highest risk. It was found that the more one smoked, the higher his chances of getting a brain hemorrhage got.

The scientists who did the research are calling for smokers to stop smoking so that the chances of them suffering from brain hemorrhages reduce. Some researchers say that this research has no profound proof but it is better for people to be cautious with cigarette smoke so that they do not suffer in the long run.

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