01/25/2013 11:31 am ET

Ladies Who Smoke Are At Greater Risk Than Previously Thought

Yes, you know you should quit smoking. Your mom, your friends and people on the street tell you all the time and now you're gonna get it from me — you should probably quit smoking because, as it turns out, it's even worse for women than previously thought.

According to Dr. Prabhat Jha of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, an author on a study about the 21st century hazards of smoking, prior to now not enough women have been long term smokers for researchers to be able to properly gage the risks.

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