I keep seeing these commercials for Ortho Tri-Cyclene (a new birth control pill that also aids in acne elimination). The commercials always have a little disclaimer at the end that says something along the lines of “use of this product as with any oral contraceptive can lead to heart disease or possible stroke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases these risks, especially in women over 35.”
WHAT?!? I know I’ve heard this before, but how much does it increase your risk? I take birth control pills AND smoke (luckily, I’m way below 35). Am I going to keel over tomorrow?
“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true” -Albert Einstein