Only a few cigarettes a day to cope with social contact, health hazards are not big? New research says: no

However, some people think, “how can a man not smoke? How can he mix with society without smoking”? I’m not addicted to smoking. I don’t smoke when I’m alone. Smoking is just to cope with social intercourse. Even if I don’t quit smoking and smoke less, will the health hazards be less serious? The study, led by Irving medical center of Columbia University in New York, found that compared with non-smokers, “social smokers” are more than twice as likely to die from lung disease, and more than eight times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers. The study also showed that compared with heavy smokers who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day, the risk of dying from lung cancer was not proportional to the reduction in smoking. < / P > < p > the researchers compared the mortality rates of non-smokers, social smokers and heavy smokers from respiratory diseases and lung cancer, taking into account other factors that may affect mortality, such as age, gender, race, education level, and weight. The results showed that compared with non-smokers, social smokers were 2.5 times more likely to die from respiratory diseases and 8.6 times more likely to die from lung cancer. However, their risk of death from lung cancer is two-thirds of that of heavy smokers, which is significantly out of proportion to the amount of smoking. < / P > < p > researchers warn that many people think that if you smoke only a few cigarettes a day, you can avoid most of the risks of smoking. However, the results show that the harm of social smoking is not proportional to the reduction of smoking. It is well known that smoking is harmful to health. What many people don’t understand is that whether you’re a heavy smoker or a social smoker, if you don’t want to die of lung cancer or respiratory disease, the best thing to do is to quit smoking completely. Next