Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Family history of angina. Is it safe to smoke cigarette once a week?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 3094 Questions
Question
Is a cigarette a week harmful to someone who has family history of angina.


Posted Fri, 22 Mar 2013 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
 
 
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 19 minutes later
hi and thanks for your query,
the first thing is that cigarette smoking is one of the major modifiable cardiovascular risk factors. Its not only the quantity of cigarette smoked that counts, but also the duration.
Sticking to one and only one cigarette a week shall have minimal risks, for sure. But the issue here is the addictive power of cigarrette and smoking. This might lead you to increase the amount taken as time goes on, or can cause you to smoke for a long time. This i turn still cumulatively increasing your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Stopping and forgetting about smoking is my advice, that shall be the best thing to do.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Family history of angina. Is it safe to smoke cigarette once a week? 20 minutes later
But I can assure that I will stick to one cigarette a week. Rather can bring it down to One every 10 days.then is it acceptable. I am 100% sure that I can stick to this regimen for all the time to come.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 9 minutes later
Hi,
if it can really work that way, it shall be fine. But it shall be great if you can stop completely.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Family history of angina. Is it safe to smoke cigarette once a week? 12 minutes later
I understand. I will stop.
Thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 5 minutes later
Thanks for your message,
I am glad.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Addiction Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor