Thursday, December 13, 2012


SUDDEN DEATH RISK, STUDY - Smoking cigarettes may more than double a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death. But quitting can reduce that risk significantly over time, according to a new study. Sudden cardiac death is a sudden, unexpected death caused by loss of heart function. It is the leading cause of heart-related deaths in the U.S. and is responsible for up to 400,000 deaths per year. Researchers found that women who were current smokers were two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death than nonsmokers. The risk of sudden cardiac death was even higher among heavy and lifetime smokers. 
The study showed that quitting smoking had an almost immediate effect in reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death within five years among women without any symptoms of heart disease. For women already diagnosed with heart disease, the benefits of quitting smoking took much longer to take effect. 

“Researchers say for many women, sudden cardiac death is the first sign of heart disease.  Although smoking is a known risk factor for sudden cardiac death, researchers say few studies have looked at the nature of this relationship in a large number of women both with and without heart disease. This study looked at the impact of smoking and smoking cessation on the risk of sudden cardiac death among 101,018 women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study. The results appear in Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. During 30 years of follow-up, 351 cases of sudden cardiac death were reported. 
Researchers found the amount and duration of cigarette smoking was strongly associated with the women’s risk of sudden cardiac death. “The study shows that even modest levels of smoking can increase the risk of sudden cardiac death,” says Goldberg, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. “People should know that just one cigarette is too much.”

According to a new study published in Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, an American Heart Association Journal that looked at results of more than 100,000 women, those who were light to moderate smokers had a significantly increased risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest than those who didn't smoke. “We found the more that you smoke, the higher the risk of sudden cardiac death,” says researcher Roopinder Sandhu, MD, MPH, from University of Alberta, Canada. “But the important thing is that this risk can be eliminated after smoking cessation.” Even light smoking can increase your risk of dying suddenly, and that's just not cool; but the good news is that this risk may decrease if you leave this bad habit. So, try to quit smoking today!  Ask God for help and you will be able to do so.

My friend, to smoke is a big trap and you have become a victim of it, and you will need lots of endeavour to get rid of if.  Perhaps you tried already several times and even promised, nevertheless you feel dejected, weak and ashamed; and at the same time you play as if you would be the strong one, the brave one, the rebellious one, the American cowboy that finally shows the boast braveness of killing himself with that stupid bad habit.  Wake up! Your body does not belong to you. It is the property of God and Mother Nature. It is very useful and you can do many things to help others, so don’t be discouraged. You have a mission in this very life. We want you to be healthy with nice character. We don’t want you to be ashamed, hidden in the smoker’s corner, afflicted with their own miseries. ... My friend you have to overcome yourself. Lift up your head! You will win like many others who already overcame their weakness.

Śrīla Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Mahārāja :
Vedic Wisdom: “Cigarette addiction”

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