Myth: ‘Light’ cigarettes are better for you

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MYTH: Smoking low-tar cigarettes is better for me. FACT: There is no such thing as a safe cigarette. Smoking tobacco causes emphysema, lung cancer and premature death. Research shows that people who switch to low-tar cigarettes (sometime called ‘Light’ or ‘Mild’) puff harder or puff faster on the cigarette, so are getting the same level of chemicals.