How many cigarettes do you light up in a day?
Do you love to light up a cigarette? You are definitely going to think twice after reading this article. We all know that smoking is bad for our health. But, if you are a smoker and ask, “How many cigarettes is it safe to smoke before I start to do some damage to the lungs”? The answer is “ZERO”. Hence smokers who are of the opinion that a few cigarettes a day won’t do much harm need to think again. A new research study validates that smoking just a single cigarette a day triples your risk of heart disease and lung cancer.
You may classify yourself as an ‘occasional smoker’ smoking perhaps once in a week or even less, or you consider yourself as a ‘social smoker’- who doesn’t usually smoke at home, but does so when you are out with friends. Either way, you may think that the risk of exposing yourself to the harmful effects of smoking is negligible. But it is not the case. The ‘detrimental effect’ of smoking on your health is not just determined by the intensity of smoking, but also by the total duration of smoking. Hence, there is no safe level of smoking. Even an occasional cigarette can quite possibly damage your health. Simply put, if you have the habit of smoking just one cigarette a day for your entire life, you're doing just as bad as someone who smokes five to seven cigarettes a day but for a shorter duration of time.
Smoking less is less bad that smoking a lot. Hence the one and only safe strategy is to give up on smoking, for good! So, stop smoking, start living!