Is smoking the occasional cigarette bad for me ?Watch
I don't know if you have heard this, but they do say that cigarettes are extremely addictive.
well the answer is yes.
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.
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.
as cole slaw said though, how long will it stay at just one or two a day.
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.