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A 33-year-old male asked:

how smoking 4 cigarettes a day is harmful if a regular healthy diet and exercise routine is followed?

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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
Each one is Harmful: There are 200 poisons in the smoke. Better to break the habit at your age. It gets harder later and believe me you don't want to wait until after a major health crisis. Best to cut to 3 for a few days, then 2-1 and off; and find other ways to relax and to occupy yourself, your hands, and your mouth i.e. Sugarless gum. Good luck.

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