Perhaps you have had heard the old saying "Where there's smoke, there's fire". Where there's smoke, there may also be health risks. A study of 4,400 women found that those who were exposed to secondhand smoke were 70 percent more likely to have irregular Pap tests. Kristy Ward, M.D. and lead author of the study noted, "The cervix has rapid cell turnover, so it's vulnerable to carcinogens. Try to avoid the smoke - but if you can't, be conscientious about Paps, to detect abnormalities early." If you are being exposed to cigarette smoke, share this information. It may become just the motivator for your smoker to become a nonsmoker. Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool for quitting smoking which could save not only the smoker's life but that of those exposed to the second smoke. Encourage the smokers in your life to quit smoking and BE WELL.