Are Light Cigarettes Better for You?



Video Topic : The notion that light cigarettes are less toxic and threatening than other cigarettes is one of Big Tobacco's sneakiest marketing tricks. It simply isn't true. So-called "light" cigarettes still contain scores of chemicals that poison your respiratory and blood stream. Inhaling these substances in smoke still speeds highly-addictive nicotine to your neurons, and wreaks havoc on your longs, no matter what name appears on the cigarette carton.

Smoking

Also called: Cigar smoking, Cigarette smoking, Pipe smoking, Tobacco smoking

There's no way around it. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems. These include lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts. Women who smoke have a greater chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke secondhand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.

Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of these problems. The earlier you quit, the greater the health benefit.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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