Smoking 'increases' brain bleed risk

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, research has shown.

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Smoking increases brain bleed risk, according to new research Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Quitting reduces the danger but heavy smokers who give up tobacco are still twice as much at risk as people who have never smoked.

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Smokers at risk of brain bleed

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, research has shown.