Circulation a Journal of the American heart association released this month showed that:

From the Nurses Study done in the USA of the 315 sudden deaths in the study, 75 were among current smokers, 148 were among recent or past smokers and 128 occurred in people who had never smoked.

After taking into account other heart risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and family history of heart disease, Dr Roopinder Sandhu and colleagues found the women who smoked were twice as likely to die suddenly even if they smoked “light-to-moderate” amounts – between one and 14 cigarettes a day.

For every five years of continued smoking, the risk went up by 8%

(95% of the available women on planet earth live outside of the USA. )