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A 23-year-old female asked:

Hello. i have smoked 4/5 cigarettes a day for 2 years. am i at any big risk for lung cancer or any other smoking decises?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Increased: But less than a pack a day! obstructive pulmonary disease- emphysema lung cancer coronary occlusive disease peripheral artery obstruction atherosclerosis are some of the issues.
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Slight risk: Depending on your genetics, you are probably at slightly higher risk than a non-smoker your age for heart and blood vessel disease. However your young age keeps you from much risk of lung disease...But you should try to quit asap. The sooner you quit, the lower your risk as you age. Good luck, and talk to your doc about quitting strategies.
Last updated Mar 12, 2020


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