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    Nowadays cigarettes are the most popular product worldwide – thousands and millions of them are sold each day in each country all over the world.

Celebrity women smoking cigarettes

Jodie Kidd smoking
Celebrity Smoker: Jodie Kidd

Jodie Kidd sucks on a fag on 17 July 2009 at the Duke's Meadow Golf Club in London.

Eva Mendes smoking cigarettes

Celebrity Smoker: Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes draws deep on her cigarette while on holiday in Italy on 19 July 2009.

Duffy smoking

Celebrity Smoker: Duffy

Welsh singer Duffy stops for a quick smoke while waiting for her flight at Auckland Airport in New Zealand on 1 April 2009.

‘I’m not perfect’: Miley Cyrus admits smoking a bong was a ‘bad decision’

‘I’m not perfect’: Miley Cyrus admits smoking a bong was a ‘bad decisionMiley Cyrus says that being caught smoking a bong was a ‘bad decision, because of my fans.’
The pop star’s comments are published just days after she was voted the celebrity with the worst influence on teens in a survey of youngsters for the second year in a row.
A video of the 18-year-old smoking a bong allegedly filled with the herb salvia was posted on the Internet in December.

Speaking about the incident Cyrus tells U.S. Marie Claire: ‘I’m not perfect…I made a mistake…I’m disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans…’
When it is suggested that her actions were no different to thousands of American 18-year-olds who smoke bongs, the Disney star says: ‘But they’re not Miley Cyrus. They’re not role models.
‘So for me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for.’
The former Hannah Montana star seems to be very concerned about what her fans think of her, especially when it comes to her music.
The singer has been heavily criticised for filming raunchy pop videos for her last album, Can’t Be Tamed.
But she says: ‘What I never wanted was for my fans to ever feel like I betrayed them…to feel like I said I was something then turned around and was something that I’m not.
‘But I’ve never, ever claimed to be perfect.
‘I mean, since I’ve started the show, I’ve always said: ‘I’m gonna make mistakes’. I know this.
‘And I think that that is one of the reasons why people related to me. Why kids related to me.’
Cyrus also slams rumours that she was caught kissing actor Avan Jogia in a photo taken at her 18th birthday party last year.
She says: ‘If you look at the picture, I’m turned away, and he’s kissing me on the cheek.
‘It’s very hilarious to me that people say: ‘They’re making out’. In making out, there’s a tongue.’
Cyrus also speaks out about her parents pending divorce. Last year her father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus split from her mother Tish.
The pop star said: ‘Of course anyone is going to be upset when there are troubles in their family, but I have a lot of hope in our family and, no matter what happens, we’re gonna stay strong.
‘I just want my mum to be happy and my dad to be happy and, most of all, my little sister to be happy.’
Outside of her family unit she reveals that she has found her own role models in Hollywood including Demi Moore with whom she filmed the upcoming movie LOL.
‘It really felt like Demi was my mum because we had such great conversations and I feel like it shows onscreen,’ she said about the actress, whom she reportedly talks to and texts almost daily.
‘I can’t wait for LOL to come out. It’s what I’m most proud of.’
In the meantime the teen that made an estimated $48 million in 2010 reveals that she is frugal.
She said: ‘I’m very careful about the things I buy, because a year from now, I know I’m gonna look at a thing that I spent 30 grand on and say: ‘What the heck was I thinking? I don’t want a diamond skull,”
In the immediate future Cyrus says that she would like to do more charity work, including serving as a missionary in Indonesia building wells and bringing water to people who need it.
She says: ‘Honestly, I cannot sleep at night because I get so excited about doing good things for the world, changing the world.’

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Overview of Women and Smoking

Women & Smoking Overview

Cigarette smoking is the largest preventable cause of death among women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking-related illnesses, including cancer, claim the lives of more than 178,000 women each year in the United States. Of the more than 4000 chemicals found in tobacco smoke, more than 40 are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances).

While women become dependent on cigarettes for a number of reasons, addiction to the nicotine contained in cigarettes is the primary factor in smoking dependency. Its most immediate effect is a physiological "rush," an increase in blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate caused by stimulation of the adrenal glands to release epinephrine (adrenaline). Nicotine can also have a sedative effect. It leads to addiction primarily because of its effect on the neurotransmitter dopamine (chemical that activates the areas of the brain, called reward centers that control pleasure). Nicotine increases the levels of dopamine in the reward centers of the brain, similar to the action of other addictive substances, such as cocaine and heroine.

Nicotine in tobacco is a particularly powerful and effective drug delivery system, and "hooks" the smoker quickly. The nicotine within a single puff of cigarette smoke reaches the brain within 10 seconds of inhalation. While the effects of the substance are experienced quickly, they fade within minutes, which leads the user to dose frequently with cigarettes. It is estimated that a person who smokes about 1 1/2 packs a day receives 300 doses of nicotine daily. This high-frequency dosing reinforces the addictive quality of the drug.

In two studies funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, research indicates that dependence on cigarettes is not the result of nicotine alone. Women, teenagers, and Caucasians experience more symptoms of tobacco dependence than other groups, even while using the same number, or fewer, cigarettes. According to a 2001 review of available research on women and smoking, nicotine replacement therapy is less effective for women. Together, these findings may indicate that women's dependence on smoking is based in part on something in addition to nicotine.
Women & Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

As with other addictive drugs, withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant, making it difficult for women to quit smoking. Withdrawal symptoms include the following:

* Craving
* Difficulty thinking and concentrating
* Increased appetite
* Irritability
* Sleep disturbances

Withdrawal symptoms may begin within a few hours after the last cigarette, peak within a few days, and last from a few weeks to 6 months or more.
Incidence and Prevalence of Smoking in Women

According to a 2008 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18.3% of women 18 years and older in the United States smoke cigarettes. About 19% of female high school students and 6% of girls in middle school also smoke.

Smoking rates vary among women when classified by ethnicity:

* Native Americane– 22.4%
* Caucasian – 20.6%
* African American – 17.8%
* Hispanic – 10.7%
* Asian/Pacific Islander – 4.7%

Smoking is more prevalent among women living below the poverty level and is generally higher among women with mental health disorders, such as anxiety disorders, depression, bulimia, attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, and alcoholism.

While smoking rates in general are declining, the number of women smoking cigarettes is not declining as rapidly as the number of men who smoke. Between 1965 and 1993, the percentage of men who smoke dropped 24%, while the number of women who smoke dropped only 11%. In addition, women are beginning to smoke at a younger age. If the trend continues, women smokers will soon outnumber men smokers.