Green tea may save your lungs from smoking


A study conducted by I-Hsin Lin of the Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan found that drinking green tea can help to counteract the lung cancer causing damage wrought by smoking cigarettes.

The study found that participants who didn't drink green tea had a fivefold greater risk of lung cancer than people who drank at least one cup a day. Smokers who didn't drink green tea had a 13-fold higher risk of the cancer than smokers who did drink green tea.

The research is certainly interesting, but the risk is that smokers will read it and use it to rationalize not quitting smoking by drinking green tea to mitigate the effects of smoking.