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A 17-year-old female asked:

How much damage can social smoking cause? i smoke about 0-5 cigarettes per month

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
That amount,not much: But very few people stick with smoking so few cigarettes for long (although some do). In fact, so few people smoke that little that i cannot find any studies of it, but the overall consensus is that there is a very low likelihood of problems (but not zero) with that low a level of exposure. Keep in mind that other low exposures (like second hand smoke) are associated with higher rates of cancer.
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