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Jan. 25, 2018 – Smoking just one single cigarette a day can significantly raise your risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers say in a new report. While it’s better to cut down than to smoke heavily, the study contradicts the common belief that cutting way down also reduces risk quite a bit … For men, smoking one cigarette a day on average raised the risk of heart disease by 48 percent over a non-smoker, while smoking 20 cigarettes a day doubled the risk. For a woman the risks were even higher. Smoking one cigarette a day raised heart disease risk for women by 57 percent and 20 cigarettes a day raised the risk 2.8 times.
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