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Unfortunately I like the general background smell of

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Hi,
Unfortunately I like the general background smell of cigarettes and the ritual of lighting them. I light cigarettes as a normal smoker would but after that just leave them bring near me almost like insense - I do occasionally pick the cigarette up and blow through it but never inhale.
I know this is best not done, of course it's not.
My question is 'how bad' is it for me really.
Volume wise me are taking between 3 and 5 cigarettes a day - sometimes less (even none) and sometimes one ore two more.
Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
I would say this is minimal harm to you over the short term.
over the long term, it is essentially like second hand smoke exposure.
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