Posting this thread because I’m starting to get anxious about my future long-term health. I’m in my mid-20s and I’ve been smoking for about 9 years (started when I was in 6th form, basically did it because I was utterly miserable and smoking gave me something to look forward to during the day, plus my friends did it), but I’ve been smoking lightly (1-2 a day if that, then maybe 6-7 most Fridays) for most of that time (although I’ve mostly smoked filtered rollies which I’m convinced are worse for you than cigarettes, although some people argue cigarettes are worse because of all the extra chemicals or someting… I really don’t know). I am meaning to buy a decent vape very soon, once I’m less broke.
If I’ve smoked (lightly) for 9 years, does this mean I’ve probably blown my chances of living until 100? Or can my health still go back to that of a non-smoker if I give up now and never smoke again, given I’m still young?
Feel free to share your own worries about your smoking habits. Probably not the most appropriate thread for a Friday. I’ve probably posted this thread before.