I was doing some research for an upcoming article and came across a recent study done by a Spanish research group. They wanted to connect migraines and smoking as we are always looking for more reasons for patients to quit smoking (as if cancer and emphysema weren't enough!). Researchers looked at nearly 400 medical students, paying particular attention to their migraine histories and smoking habits. What they found is that smoking migraneurs seemed to have more attacks than non-smoking migraine sufferers. Also, as few as five cigarettes in a day were enough to trigger a headache. This is hardly earth-shattering evidence, but it does seem to suggest that smoking may adversely affect your health in one more way.
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