The Scoop On Smoking from ACSH: what every teen should know about tobacco

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the bottom line

Smoking lowers the level of estrogen in a woman's body. Women who smoke reach menopause (the time during middle age when a woman stops having menstrual cycles) earlier than nonsmoking women do. Reaching menopause early is undesirable because it increases a woman's risk of certain health problems, such as the loss of bone due to osteoporosis. This condition causes the bones to be more likely to break.

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