Warning for Occasional and Light Smokers

Here’s a warning for occasional and “light” smokers who think that they cannot do themselves much harm from the occasional puff now and then. If you fall into this category of occasional and ‘light’ smokers, think again.

 

Occasional Smokers.

New research done by the University of Georgia found that even the occasional cigarette can impair artery function, a sign of heart disease. Ultrasound scans were done on volunteers that consist of non-smokers and occasional smokers (less than a pack a day smokers and have not smoke any cigarette for the past 2 days).

The arteries of the occasional smokers were 36 percent less responsive to changes in blood flow compared to non-smokers.
After the initial test, the smokers had 2 cigarettes before have their arteries examined again. The arteries responsiveness dropped by 24 percent compared to previous results before they smoked.

Occasional smokers think they are safe from those diseases associated with smoking if they only smoke socially on weekends and during drinking sessions. You need to rethink that idea again.

With this study, it is a warning for occasional smokers to wake up and realize the facts that the occasional cigarette is going to do you harm even if you have not smoke for a few days.

 

Light Cigarette Smokers

According to studies done, 50% of “light” cigarette smokers are less likely to quit. They have been led by the myth that light cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes thus giving them a false sense of security.

Although they are hoping that they are able to reduce health risk by smoking “light” cigarettes, these “light” cigarette smokers are in fact doing themselves a big disfavour. They continue smoking, thinking their health risks have been reduced and at the same time, they are also reducing their chance of quitting completely as they get older.

The studies have also shown that most light cigarette smokers are female. For those smokers of light cigarettes, 54% were less likely to quit successfully compared to those who have never smoked light cigarettes.

Some brief facts about ‘light’ cigarettes

Smokers have this belief that light cigarettes is not as harmful as “regular” or “full-flavour” cigarettes so they opt for “low-tar,” “mild,” or “light” cigarettes because they think they are less harmful.
For your info, light cigarettes delivers the same amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide to smokers as “regular” and “full flavour” cigarettes.
You can read more about light and menthol cigarettes facts here.

The warning for occasional and light smokers here is that light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking. The only way to reduce your risk, and the risk to others around you, is to quit smoking completely.

You may have this false sense of security, thinking you are safe from those diseases associated with smoking if they only smoke socially on weekends and during drinking sessions. You need to rethink that idea again.

This is a warning for occasional and light smokers to wake up and realize the facts that the occasional cigarette is going to do you harm even if you have not smoke for a few days.