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It has been recently revealed according to a poll, that those people who smoke merely one cigarette in a day tend to think they aren’t smokers at all. They tend to think they have overcome their smoking habit and that one simple ‘idly pidly’ cigarette per day will not harm them.
There are as many as 51% people who feel that that they aren’t smokers if they are hooked to the once cigarette per day habit. They can even manage to keep this habit a secret because it’s just one smoke in 24 hours, and they can get that time off from friends and family, so that no one finds out.
These smokers, when they need their five minute break, tend to make excuses like walking the dog, or going till the nearby shop for something. They think it is justified just because they aren’t having too much.
They need to be counseled and told that smoking is injurious to health, no matter what the quantity. Even in small amounts, smoke can lead to a disastrous end for one. This survey was done on as many as 2000 people and it was found that there are many who tend to make such excuses to sneak out of the house, to get their daily dose of smoke. They are addicted to it, and any sort of addiction, even in the smallest forms, is injurious in the long run.
"The smoking ban in public places has had a major effect on the health of the nation with a significant number of people giving up, but many smokers now try to keep their habit secret from their partner, children, friends and family”, revealed Fiona Caplan-Dean, from Co-operative pharmacy, who took this survey.