Morning Cigarette Doubles Cancer Risk, Says Study
Cigarette smoking is one of the risk factors associated with developing mouth cancer. Recent research shows that those who light up a cigarette immediately after waking up are at even higher risk of acquiring mouth or lung cancer.
This is according to the researchers of Penn State University, who found out that those who puff within five minutes of waking have higher levels of NNAL in their blood. NNAL is a type of carcinogen, or cancer-causing substance.
“We believe these people who smoke sooner after waking inhale more deeply and more thoroughly, which could explain the higher levels of NNAL in their blood, as well as their higher risk of developing oral or lung cancer,” researchers disclosed.