Just A Cigarette A Day Could Kill You, New Study

By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald December 08, 10:23 am

Smokers won't like this new study about cigarette saying that even just a day of smoking it could kill a person. This report started going around the Internet on December 6.

In an article published by The Huffington Post, scientists found out that smoking a day put a person's life at a higher risk of dying early compared to non-smokers. The National Cancer Institute is behind this research confirming that a smoker puts his life in danger of facing more rapid death by 68 percent. The shocking part here is that those who have their daily dose of just one to 10 cigarette a day could have an 87 percent risk of dying early.

CBS News also reported these study warning smokers to quit as soon as possible because it matters if they are no chain-smokers, the fact that they take a hit even just once a day could already jeopardize their life. The author of this research, Dr. Maki Inoue-Choi, said that it is the goal of this study to provide awareness that exposure to tobacco has no safe level.

Scientists sampled 290,000 smokers who age are from 59 to 82. These people became a part of their survey and were asked the number of times they have been smoking since they were 15 years old until they turned the age of 70. The usual cause of death is lung cancer. This also shows that smokers who take at least one cigarette up to 10 a day are 12 times more likely to die of lung cancer compared to those who are not smoking at all.

Everybody knows that it is easier said than done to just quit. A lot of smokers suffer from withdrawal, which is why they give up on quitting cigarettes anyway. But with proper treatment and dedication, nothing is impossible. It is a matter of choice and the willpower to do it.

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