How many cigarettes is too many cigarettes
April 1, 2010 2:31 PM Subscribe
Is one cigarette a day going to kill me?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I used to smoke a half a pack a day. That was five years ago, and I had the habit for about three years. I quit cold turkey and don't remember it being too hard, but I have been craving cigarettes lately for some reason. I don't know anyone who smokes and am not subject to second hand smoke, so it's not that. I also don't frequent any places that other people smoke (it is illegal to smoke indoors in public places in my state).
Assuming I can keep it to one cigarette a day, can I start smoking again? What is the threshold for smoking and health? I have a feeling that one is much worse than zero, but what about one every other day? One every three or four days?
Citations and actual medical information are what I am looking for. I don't need to be chided for smoking. I'm an adult and I know that it's bad for me. I also know that it makes me stink. But is one a day really going to kill me?