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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Smoking and Tobacco
Extremely moderate smoker
I know about the risk of cigarette smoking, but I really enjoy smoking a cigarette. I only smoke 2 or 3 cigarettes a day. Since I smoke so few shouldn`t the health risk be much lower.
Yes, the health risk is lower than heavier smoking, but even 1 cigarette/day raises health risks. I`d urge you to find healthy alternatives to smoking; deep breathing, exercise, fun activities, etc.
Jerry Friemoth, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati