Female expatriates may be able to reduce the likelihood of undergoing the menopause at an early age by abstaining from tobacco, as well as potentially reducing their international private medical insurance premiums.
"The association is less well known" between these factors and many women may be unaware of their relationship, Action on Smoking and Health research manager Amanda Sandford declared.
Nonetheless, research recently published in the journal Menopause found a link between these two issues.
The discovery has not found anything novel, the expert continued, adding that its findings reflect earlier research.
"It is quite a big study looking at populations in a number of different countries," Ms Sandford claimed.
Furthermore, smoking can cause lung cancer, respiratory problems and lung cancer, she noted, pointing out that research may not have been done on how women view its relationship with the menopause.
"That begs the question of whether [this issue] is important or not" when compared with other tobacco-related ailments, the expert concluded.
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