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 Determining risks of light smoking

Smokers who believe a few cigarettes a day don't do any harm will need to think again.

Norwegian scientists who studied the health records of 43,000 men and women have shown that even light smoking — less than five cigarettes daily — triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer.

"In both sexes, smoking one to four cigarettes per day was associated with a significantly higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease and from all causes, and from lung cancer in women," said Dr. Aage Tverdal of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo. The study was published in the August issue of the journal Tobacco Control.

Men who were light smokers were about three times more likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers. In women the risk rose to five times higher.

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