Updated 16 August 2011

Top 5 smoking myths

You need will-power to quit smoking, smoking is sexy and filtered cigarettes are healthier. Not so. We look at the top five myths about smoking.

You’ve heard that smoking a hookah is actually not that bad for you, and your non-smoking buddy says quitting is just a matter of will-power. Which of these claims have stood the test of the lab?

Nicotine addiction is serious, and the difficulties of quitting should not be underestimated. According to the US Health Service some people can find cigarettes as addictive as heroin or cocaine.


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