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Smoking just a few cigarettes each day is just as bad for your lungs as burning through two packets

Light smokers damage their lungs just as much as addicts who go through two packets of cigarettes daily, a study has found.  Doctors behind the research at Columbia University now say lighting up a few of times each day is 'much riskier than a lot of people think'.  They tested the lung function of 25,000 volunteers, a mixture of smokers and ex-smokers, as well as adults who had never puffed on a cigarette.  Results showed the lung function of heavy smokers – defined as smoking 30 a day – declined at a rate of 11.24ml per year more than non-smokers.  Read more.....

 

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