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I know it sounds like a stupid question but I was wondering. I'm a 19 year old lad who has recently started smoking again. I don't really want to quit completely because I love smoking but I know it's bad for my health and wallet. If I smoked just 1 or 2 cigarettes a day would I still be damaging my health in the same way I would be if I smoked 20 a day ?
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Yeah, how long will "1 or 2 a day" last though. Soon you'll be saying "10 a day won't hurt, will it?" then "40 a day won't hurt, will it?", and then you'll be dead.


I don't know if you have heard this, but they do say that cigarettes are extremely addictive.
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I smoke 1 or 2 a day and I'll be disappointed if I don't live til at least 60.
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it's like saying "i only punch my head twice a day... is that seriously going to give me brain damage ?"

well the answer is yes.
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Every cigarette you smoke is harmful. There's a strong correlation between smoking and coronary heart diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker. Put another way, in the UK about 8 in 10 non-smokers live past the age of 70, but only about half of long-term smokers live past 70. The younger you are when you start smoking, the more likely you are to smoke for longer and to die early from smoking.
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(Original post by Lil08)
Every cigarette you smoke is harmful. There's a strong correlation between smoking and coronary heart diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker. Put another way, in the UK about 8 in 10 non-smokers live past the age of 70, but only about half of long-term smokers live past 70. The younger you are when you start smoking, the more likely you are to smoke for longer and to die early from smoking.
Wow, my grandma has been smoking since she was 15 and is over 70 so she's pretty lucky. Now that she's over 70 she says she can't be bothered to try and quit because she'll be dead soon anyway.
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Wow, my grandma has been smoking since she was 15 and is over 70 so she's pretty lucky. Now that she's over 70 she says she can't be bothered to try and quit because she'll be dead soon anyway.
Smoking is a risk factor for many diseases. It means that, on average, people who smoke are more likely to develop vascular, cancer and respiratory diseases than those who avoid smoking.

However, a study shows that even if you were to ignore all the deaths caused by smoking before the age of 70, older smokers still do considerably worse than older non-smokers, losing a considerable amount of subsequent lifespan.

Quitting is beneficial at any age and it really is never too late to stop.
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I smoke 1 or 2 a day and I'll be disappointed if I don't live til at least 60.
well thanks for disproving my ill-informed thesis. How very rude
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well thanks for disproving my ill-informed thesis. How very rude
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Yes its bad for you, though obviously not as bad as if you smoked more.

as cole slaw said though, how long will it stay at just one or two a day.
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(Original post by Viva Emptiness)
I love Black Books :rofl:
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You go right ahead. I watched one of my relatives take over two years to die from smoking related cancer. For two years they were house bound,just sitting in an armchair watching TV and seeing the world go by out of the window. The reason why they couldnt move was because their very tenuous existence relied on being almost permanently hooked up to a big bottle of O2 because their lungs were so shot that they generally couldnt process enough O2 out of the air around them so needed it fed live to them.

As a COPD sufferer as well (another smokers disease), they would occasionally suffer bouts of pulmonary oedema..effectively your tissues become waterlogged and you are in danger of slowly drowning from within. They whip you into hospital and pump you full of diuretics to get rid of it until next time..

Not quite the healthy life of the Marlboro man eh..and look what happened to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJD0Id0rqww
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Only fools smoke cigarettes, no will power at all.
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