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A 30-year-old male asked:

2 years ago i had s small incident wiith my neart.now everything is ok.i do 1 or2 cigarettes in a week is that problem?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: I always tell my patients if they smoke more than i do, then it is bad for them. I don't smoke. The effect of one cigarette can linger and depending on you genes they can also be induced as for cancer, perhaps COPD but also for heart and blood vessel problems, etc.. It is always best not to smoke at all.

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