A cigarette contains approximately 8 to 20 milligrams of nicotine, of which 1 mg is absorbed into the bloodstream. Research suggests that through the use of cigarettes, cigars, gutkas, pan masalas etc, nicotine has become one of the most heavily used addictive drugs.
Some women need certain screening tests earlier, or more often, than others. Unfortunately in India, we do not yet have the habit of going for regular check-ups and those who do only get scoffed at. But the advantages of having regular check-ups far out weighs the sacrifice in terms of time and effort, especially because the prognosis of diseases including cancer is dependent on early detection.