Hemorrhagic stroke is more likely to occur in women who are smokers than in non-smokers.
This study evaluated how cigarette smoking affects a woman's chances of having hemorrhagic stroke. Researchers analyzed 9 years of follow up regarding the smoking habits and relative risk of hemorrhagic stroke of 39,783 adult females recruited from the Women's Health Study.
Researchers observed that the likelihood of suffering from hemorrhagic stroke was higher in smokers than in non-smokers. This study adds to the growing body of evidence implicating cigarette smoking as a contributing factor to the development of hemorrhagic stroke in women.