Female smokers crave cigarettes with greater intensity than men do.
They are quicker to become dependent smokers, have shorter periods of abstinence from smoking, smoke for longer periods of their life and have more difficulties quitting the habit than men.
And as if women and smoking weren't complicated enough, a new study proposes that women's periods may have a significant role in their smoking habits.
A pilot study by Professor Mendrek of the University of Montreal, and its affiliated Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale, suggests that hormonal fluctuations caused by the menstrual cycle may affect craving in women.
According to the World Health Organisation, tobacco kills up to...