Scary news in a new study that shows that even very light smoking can lead to serious health issues
“a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General concludes that even a single cigarette can cause immediate harm and raise the risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease. . . any exposure to smoking — a single drag of a cigarette, occasional smoking or secondary exposure to cigarette smoke — can damage the body’s cells, tissue and DNA, raising the risk of cancer.”
Besides the awareness of the dangers of just taking a drag here and there, in the days of such fear of trans-fats and of gluten, to read that “the Surgeon General’s report further notes that cigarette manufacturers have recently changed the design and ingredients in cigarettes to deliver toxic ingredients more effectively and make smoking more addictive” just doesn’t make sense!
Of all the deaths in America, smoking accounts for 20% of them and 23% of adults are still smoking!
This makes me even more grateful that our stop smoking program is so effective. After the intake session and a Prepare to Quit session, many people are able to stop smoking after just two sessions.