A recent study confirmed that even low levels of exposure to tobacco smoke is bad for you. A person who smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a nonsmoker, The New York Times reports.
Researchers published these findings in JAMA Internal Medicine. More than 500,000 men and woman were questioned about their smoking habits originally in 1995-1996, and then a little more than half were questioned again in 2004-2005.
This research is especially alarming given the increase in smoking and the use of e-cigarettes among teens and college students. CNN reports that the use of e-cigarettes among high school students increased by 900 percent from 2011 to 2015.
The new trend of e-cigarettes and vaping has risen with a belief that they are “safer” and less “unhealthy.” However, e-cigarettes still hold risks. As shown from research, smoking comes with serious health risks and the potential for addiction. For young adults, whose brains are still developing, this can be especially terrifying.
So before you use e-cigarettes or traditional cigarettes, consider the dangers attached to smokers and ask yourself – “Is it worth it?”