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Even a Cigarette a Day Is Bad for Your Health

A person who habitually smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a nonsmoker, and even if he or she quits at age 50, still has a 44 percent increased risk of premature death. These findings, from a large study i
New York Times
added Dec 8, 2016 04:13
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Smoking Habits and Body Weight Over the Adult Lifespan in Postmenopausal Women

These results suggest that excess weight gain associated with smoking cessation occurs soon after quitting and is modest relative to weight gain in never smokers over the adult lifespan.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Jan 5, 2017 15:53
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Menopause tied to faster decline in women’s lung function

"Someone with lungs damaged by smoking who has no symptoms at age 30 may have symptoms of her lung disease later in life as her lung function declines with age," Jacoby said by email. "The message, an obvious one, is to avoid smoking to avoid damaging yo
Reuters
added Dec 8, 2016 02:23
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Forget those occasional cigarettes: There is no safe smoking level

The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death. Those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent
Washington Post
added Dec 11, 2016 07:58
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Forget those occasional cigarettes: There is no safe smoking level

The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death. Those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent
Washington Post
added Dec 8, 2016 03:15
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Association of Long-term, Low-Intensity Smoking With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study [[

study provides evidence that individuals who smoke fewer than 1 or 1 to 10 CPD over their lifetime have higher mortality risks than never smokers and would benefit from cessation. These results provide further evidence that there is no risk-free level of
JAMA Ophthalmology
added Dec 6, 2016 13:50
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Even one cigarette a day can be deadly: Occasional smokers have 64% higher risk of early death, study reveals

Danger: People who restrict themselves to fewer than seven smokes a week still have a 64 percent higher risk of an early death than non-smokers, government researchers warn
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:21
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Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher

“Even smokers who consistently smoked less than one cigarette per day were more likely to die in our study than never smokers,” Inoue-Choi said by email. Tobacco smoking poses a major public health challenge and claims about five million lives each year
Reuters
added Dec 5, 2016 23:08
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Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

In the study, Inoue-Choi's team tracked data on more than 290,000 older Americans, aged 59 to 82. The investigators wanted to assess the risks of "light" smoking -- defined as 10 or fewer cigarettes a day. All of the smokers were asked about their smoki
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 5, 2016 23:02
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It's Never Too Late To Quit Smoking, Even In Your 60s

"Based on less substantial data, we've been telling the public that it's never too late to quit, because it will benefit health and prolong life," says Norman Edelman, a physician and senior scientific adviser to the American Lung Association who wasn't
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Nov 30, 2016 19:55
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