This objection usually refers to pollution in general and to car pollution in particular. The reality is surprising...
Logically, everyone who lives in the same environment (city, countryside, workplace, etc.) should run the same risk of developing lung cancer because they’re exposed to the same pollution, whether or not they smoke.
However, more than 85% of all lung cancers are found in smokers. In addition, this year in Quebec approximately 300 non-smokers will die of lung cancer caused by second-hand smoke – in other words, smoke generated by the cigarettes of smokers...
Maybe you think alcohol is more dangerous. It’s true that its effects are more visible and may seem more dramatic. Alcohol use generates excessive behaviours that often lead to violence and cause accidents. And yet, even this is much less than the damage caused by smoking.
The reality of smoking
That’s precisely how you fall into the trap. The longer you delay, the tighter the grip of nicotine.
Tobacco works insidiously, over time.
Almost all the 45,000 or so people who’ll die from smoking this year had their first cigarette in their teenage years and thought exactly the same things as you. But you’re luckier than them: you can still change your mind now!
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