Prevent Smoking Right After Waking Up to Reduce Cancer Risk

The idea that smoking only once or twice won't cause serious physical damage keeps many people hooked on nicotine. Smoking is a well-known risk factor for getting lung cancer, and current study indicates that smoking just after waking up might greatly raise that risk.

A possible connection between the time of smoking and the risk of cancer has been found by researchers. People who smoke in the morning are exposed to greater levels of nicotine and other tobacco poisons, which increases their susceptibility to addiction and strengthens their reliance on nicotine.

Researchers showed that the risk of acquiring lung cancer was 31% greater when smoking happened between 31 minutes to one hour of waking up compared to smoking one hour after waking up after studying 4,775 lung cancer patients and 2,835 smokers without cancer. Additionally, the risk increased by 79% if smoking was done within 30 minutes after waking up.

In a another study, researchers looked at 795 smokers who did not have head and neck cancer and 1,055 smokers who did. They discovered that smoking between 31 minutes to an hour after waking up increased the chance of getting head and neck cancer by 42% compared to smoking one hour later. When smoking, the risk rose by 59% within 30 minutes after awakening.

Researchers advise smokers to refrain from smoking right away after waking up, even if they are unable to completely give up their habit. Nicotine's negative effects on the body may be lessened by waiting at least an hour after waking up.

It is commonly acknowledged that smoking is bad for your health. Long-term smokers may greatly benefit from avoiding lung cancer by giving up smoking and increasing their intake of fruits.


This post was recently updated on Sep 07, 2023