A few days ago, my friend, who's been studying lung cancer in school, told me that there's no difference if a person smokes 1 cig or 1 pack a day. It's all about the length of period someone smokes and both have the same harmful effects. So if there were 2 people who smokes, 1 who smoked 1 cig a day for 5 years and the other who somked 1 pack a day for 5 years, he says the body is damaged the same amount. This totally doesn't make sense to me and has been on my mind since he told me this.
Has anyone heard or read anything about this before?
Thats a rediculous theory your friend was taught.
It is twenty times more harmful.
Actually, I have read that if you only smoked one cig a day you probably would never develop any problems, because your lungs would be able to repair in the 24 hr span.
But trust me, there is a huge difference between smoking a pack a day vs. 1 cig a day.
Your lungs become much more congested with the quantity of smoke that you are putting in.
HAHA, I wish that were true but it is not. If I could get away with smoking 20 cigs a day vs. 1, i'd probably do it. The post before me was correct. Your lungs repair themselves and with only 1 cigarette a day, you would probably NEVER get any problems.
Think about It: Every cigarette you smoke brings more tabacco etc. into your lungs. That's exactly why they say if you smoke a pack or more a day, don't use birth control. 20 cigs a day is 20x worse than 1 cig a day.