A recent study has shown that even if you smoke just one cigarette a day, the risks of early death are far greater than for people who never smoke.
Warnings prove correct
For non-heavy smokers, giving up cigarettes reduces the risk of death compared with those who carry on smoking. The study also stresses the fact that the younger you stop, the more the risks diminish. Early death among regular but non-heavy smokers can primarily be attributed to lung cancer. The risks of dying from this disease are nine times greater for those who regularly smoke only one cigarette per day or less, than for those who have never smoked.
12 times more likely to die of lung cancer
While the dangers of tobacco have been well documented ever since the US surgeon general published the first ever report warning of the dangers of smoking back in 1964, the effects on people’s health of the occasion cigarette had never been studied in detail.
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