Risks of Smoking a Few Cigarettes: Smokers Are In Denial, Study Says

April 17, 2015 2:58 PM

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Risks of Smoking a Few Cigarettes: Smokers Are In Denial, Study Says

Heart disease, lung cancer, throat cancer, diabetes—the list of bad things that smoking does to your health is long and growing longer. Thanks to public health warnings and education campaigns, most of us have heard that cigarettes can be dangerous to your wellbeing and can shorten your life.

But one group who should be getting that message loud and clear may be in a bit of denial. In a study of more than 1,600 French smokers and non-smokers, 34% said that lighting up 10 cigarettes a day would not put them at higher risk of lung cancer. And fewer than 40% knew that their risk of lung can...

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