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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Social Smoker 

I'm a social smoker. I used to be a proper smoker, but quit after about 6 months ten years ago. I quit, but just never stopped, you see. The good news is that smoking less is...err...less bad for you than smoking more, but, new research indicates, maybe not much. A fairly large longitudinal study indicates that even light smoking - 1 to 4 cigarettes a day - increases cancer risk three to five fold.

Not seeing the paper, I can't say for sure that the results aren't as famously biased as many tobacco and other drug studies, but it does make sense. Drat.

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