One Cigarette Can Kill…

According to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, one cigarette a day, or even just inhaling secondhand smoke, could be enough to cause a heart attack and even kill you!

From BusinessWeek:

“The chemicals in tobacco smoke reach your lungs quickly every time you inhale, causing damage immediately,” Benjamin said in a statement. “Inhaling even the smallest amount of tobacco smoke can also damage your DNA, which can lead to cancer.”

And the more you’re exposed, the harder it is for your body to repair the damage.

Smoking also weakens the immune system and makes it harder for the body to respond to treatment if a smoking-linked cancer does arise.

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