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Writing in the British health journal BMC Public Health, researchers say that men and women are not equal when it comes to the risks associated with alcohol as compared to those associated with smoking. In a study titled How Many Cigarettes Are There in a Bottle of Wine, the researchers analyzed the effects of drinking one bottle of wine a week on 1,000 non-smoking men and 1,000 non-smoking women. Their conclusions show that lifelong consumption of the wine would be the equivalent of smoking 10 cigarettes a week for women and five a week for men. The women were especially susceptible to an increase in breast caner, where the men were more at risk for gastrointestinal tract and liver cancers.