Cutting Back

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jan 27, 2018

Cutting Back on smoking sounds reasonable. Isn't 5 Sickerettes a day better than 20 or 40? But decreasing the amount of Sickerettes you smoke even if you can maintain that new level which I was never able to do and probably would be very stressful for most of us on a daily basis - isn't as helpful as you might think!

New research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) smoking just one Sickerette a day still increases the risks of heart disease and stroke significantly!

Compared to not smoking at all, smoking one Sickerette a day results ina 46% greater risk of heart disease and a 25% greater risk of stroke for men.

Women fare even worse with a 57% greater risk of heart disease and a 31% greater risk of stroke.

The findings show that smoking any amount of Sickerettes carries high risks and even one Sickerette a day shouldn't be underestimated by smokers or by their Doctors.

Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study… 

As Dale so succinctly puts it, "If your quitting and smoking, you're doing it wrong!"