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Are men and women the same when it comes to smoking addictions?
7 doctors weighed in

4 doctors agree
In brief: No difference
Yes, both genders struggle with tobacco cessation equally hard.

In brief: No difference
Yes, both genders struggle with tobacco cessation equally hard.
Dr. Margarita Krasnova
Dr. Margarita Krasnova
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Dr. William Santoro
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Gender, no. Age, yes
There is no gender difference to nicotine addiction, but there is an age difference.
Young people are more likely to become addicted than older. If a person starts smoking at age 21 there is about a 15% chance of becoming addicted. If starting before age 16 there is a 50% chance of addiciton. Over age 65, there is less than a 5% chance of addiciton. This is due to the plasticity of the brain.

In brief: Gender, no. Age, yes
There is no gender difference to nicotine addiction, but there is an age difference.
Young people are more likely to become addicted than older. If a person starts smoking at age 21 there is about a 15% chance of becoming addicted. If starting before age 16 there is a 50% chance of addiciton. Over age 65, there is less than a 5% chance of addiciton. This is due to the plasticity of the brain.
Dr. William Santoro
Dr. William Santoro
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