Cutting Back on Cigarettes not as Helpful as you Might Think
It seems that people who reduce the amount of cigarettes they smoke still inhale far too much cancer-causing toxins into their bodies, according to a recent study. People who have cut down on cigarettes often inhale longer and harder on the cigarettes they do smoke.
In the study, researchers looked for six months at 92 smokers who agreed to cut back on their cigarettes. Results showed that even the smokers who cut back to 2 cigarettes per day still have harmful levels of a substance called NNK, one of the most well-known cancer-causing agents in tobacco smoke.
The message here is that to reduce significantly your risk of cancer from smoking, you need to quit smoking.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 20 January 2004.