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Light SmokingAny amount is too much

I only smoke when I’m out with my friends.

I only smoke once in a while to calm me down.

I don’t buy cigarettes because I really don’t smoke.

As daily smoking declines,

light and occasional smoking has increased. This may be due to the belief that light smoking is “safer,” when, in fact, occasional or light smoking still carries some of the same health risks as regular smoking.

...Nine to 12 times higher the risk of early death than a nonsmoker.

Whether you are a light or heavy smoker, you are repeatedly exposed to harmful disease-causing chemicals. Smoking just one to 10 cigarettes daily can increase your risk of premature death. That’s as much as nine to 12 times higher than a nonsmoker.

So if you are a light or occasional smoker, consider to quitting.

Last updated 2/25/2021 10:50 AM
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