Modified on: 16/05/2022
Find out if smoking a few cigarettes can prevent damage to your health or not
Cigarette smoking is extremely harmful, and this is no secret to anyone. However, many people are not sure whether smoking a little is bad for them or whether the consequences of smoking tobacco are only severe if they smoke a lot.
You, too, have often asked yourself questions such as: “How many cigarettes can you smoke a day?” or “Are 10 cigarettes a day a lot or are they ‘tolerable’?”.
There are many questions and doubts surrounding this topic that quitting smoking when addiction is involved can be very difficult.
In this article, we want to help you clarify the situation, concluding with a few tips for giving up tobacco with the help of an electronic cigarette.
Does light smoking cause damage to the body? Let’s be clear
If you think that smoking a few cigarettes a day will protect you from the dangers of smoking, you are sadly mistaken!
Unfortunately, there is no safe threshold at which analogue cigarettes can be considered harmless, and the reason is simple. The consequences of inhaling second-hand tobacco smoke accumulate over time.
In other words, smoking one packet of cigarettes a day over two years is the equivalent of smoking two packs a day over a year.
When studying the links between smoking and disease, it is no coincidence that we tend to do just that: that is, we tend to aggregate the average number of cigarettes smoked each day within a single year.
Does this mean that even smoking less than 10 cigarettes a day can be bad for you?
And there’s more. Researchers at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York), published in the journal ‘The Lancet Respiratory Medicine’, found that smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day can cause long-term lung damage.
Among the incriminating substances of smoking is nicotine – also contained in some vape liquids, which help smokers quit smoking during the first stage – and substances such as tar, arsenic, formaldehyde benzene, etc.
Considering how many cigarettes the average smoker smokes – around 12 a day – it is easy to see that many people are seriously endangering their health because of smoking!
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How long before cigarettes can harm?
As we have seen, it only takes a few cigarettes to cause the hundreds of harmful and carcinogenic substances developed by tobacco combustion to damage the body of smokers.
But how quickly does the damage of smoking manifest itself?
The damage and discomfort to the respiratory system are felt within a short period, but the timing of the mutation of healthy cells into cancer cells is unclear.
It seems that the damage adds up, but sometimes it takes years, sometimes less, before any problems appear, and in other cases, fortunately, no tumour develops.
However, if there is no precise data on the timeframe, there are results that speak of cigarette numbers.
According to the AIRC website, for every 15 cigarettes smoked, there is a probability of at least one cell mutation occurring.
Numbers to be believed!
How can we escape the ravages of smoking? By quitting smoking!
The data speak for themselves: the only way to reduce the risk of becoming ill from smoking is to stop smoking!
Starting to reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke every day little by little could be a good way of trying to kick the habit. However, all it takes is a bit of stress or nervousness, and you are back to square one.
It is because both the nicotine addiction and the habit make everything more complicated. However, with the right strategy, even heavy smokers can manage to put the ‘blondes’ aside for good!
It may be a good idea to ask your doctor for advice on using nicotine patches, nicotine gum or an electronic cigarette (the instrument that most closely replicates the habits of smokers of analogue cigarettes).
By eliminating classic cigarettes with the help of one of these remedies, it may be easier to overcome the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. These remedies should, of course, only be used for as long as it takes to beat the addiction to smoking.
With an e-cigarette, you can start vaping tobacco liquids. As time goes by, however, you should gradually decrease the amount of liquid nicotine dissolved in them. In this way, in addition to eliminating the hundreds of harmful substances produced by tobacco combustion, you can also detoxify your body from tobacco.
Chewing gum is chewed when the temptation to light a cigarette arises. On the other hand, Patches are applied to the skin so that they can release nicotine, which should reduce the urge to smoke.
Before making any choice, we recommend that you seek advice from your doctor.
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