Early Morning Cigarette Makes Smoking More Deadly: Study

The earlier smokers light that first cigarette of the day, the more likely they are to develop lung cancer, a new study finds.

A research team, led by Dr. Fangyi Gu of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, interviewed more than 3,200 current and former smokers in the United States and Italy. All of the smokers were asked about their smoking history and when they typically had their first cigarette of the day.

According to the researchers, people who started smoking within an hour of waking up had a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer than those who lit up more than an hour after waking up.
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