Myths About Smoking We Have Grown Up Hearing


All your life you may have heard myths specifically about smoking. They are the common things discussed by smokers or non-smokers obviously. Here are some myths that people actually talk about smoking.

  1. 1 'Smoking keeps me skinny – I will gain weight as soon as I quit'

  2. 2 'Smoking is only a danger to my lungs – and there are plenty of non-smokers who also suffer from lung disease'

  3. 3 'My smoking harms no one else'

  4. 4 'I smoke light menthol cigarettes – they are not as bad for you'

  5. 5 'The filter gets rid of all the toxins'

  6. 6 'I only smoke hubbly bubbly or e-cigarettes'

  7. 7 I’m only a social smoker – the risks aren’t nearly as bad

  8. 8 'A healthy diet and exercise regime will counteract my smoking habit'

  9. 9 'My lungs will regenerate themselves – smoking can’t harm them permanently'

  10. 10 'Quit-smoking programmes do not work'

  11. 11 'It’s too late for me to quit.'

  12. 12 'Roll-your-own tobacco is more ‘natural’ than factory made'

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