Women who smoke are more likely to begin menopause before the age of 45 years, which puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, Norwegian researchers report. For the heaviest smokers, the risk of early menopause was nearly doubled.
However, the study goes on to say that if you quit smoking in your 30's, there is a less likely chance of bringing on the pre-menopause symptoms. The study even goes on to say that those who take on second-hand smoke can enter menopause before the age of 45.
One more reason to quit smoking (or never take it up to begin with). Not only does smoking complicate the rest of your life with all of the health risks, now it affects the stages of life to bring on menopause earlier than normal. And, if nothing else, just look how attractive this woman looks lighting up her cig (can you hear the sarcasm).