Facts or Myths
Smoking increases mental concentration and thinking ability
|Almost everything in the world has its own
repository of myths that have been passed on from generation to
generation. These are usually tall tales, either propagated by the media
or created due to ignorance about lung cancer and its various aspects. In
this section, we shall clear some of the myths surrounding lung cancer.
Myth: Lung Cancer can be spread through casual contact and close proximity to a person with lung cancer is harmful
Myth: Lung Cancer is fatal at all times
Myth: Some cigarettes are safe to use
Fact: All cigarettes contain carcinogens, so one cigarette is no better than another. Smokers of filter-tip cigarettes and of low-tar/low nicotine brands may be at lower risk because of the absence of certain carcinogens or because the carcinogens are not strong or concentrated enough. However, studies show that smokers who switch to these types tend to smoke more to compensate, so any benefits disappear. The best option is not to smoke and remain clean.