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Light SmokingAny amount is too much

I only smoke when I’m out with my friends.

I only smoke once in a while to calm me down.

I don’t buy cigarettes because I really don’t smoke.

Is light smoking better for me?

No, light smoking still carries significant health risks. Each time you smoke, you're being exposed to dangerous chemicals in cigarettes.


Smoking just five or less cigarettes per day can lead to early signs of heart disease.




Consider quitting

Any amount of smoking is not safe. If you are a light or occasional smoker, consider quitting.


Help is all around you.

Talk with someone you know will support you in quitting – friends, family, your doctor. Get a plan, support, tips, and free medications to help you stay quit by talking with a Quit Coach.
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