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Cigarettes and smoking

Put simply, our view on smoking is this:

 

Golden Leaf Tobacco companies produce fine quality products that provide pleasure to thousands of adult smokers around different regions of the world.  Along with the pleasures of cigarette smoking come real risks of serious diseases.  We also recognise that for many people smoking is difficult to quit.

The risks associated with smoking are primarily defined by epidemiological studies (statistical studies in large populations) that show groups of lifetime smokers have a far higher incidence of certain diseases than comparable groups of non-smokers.  These risks tend to be greater in groups that start smoking younger, smoke for longer, and smoke more cigarettes per day.

The statistics, however, do not tell us whether a particular individual smoker will avoid an associated disease by smoking less, and all smoking behaviours are associated with significantly increased health risks. Studies also show that the only way to avoid smoking-related risks is not to smoke in the first place, and the best way to reduce the risks is to quit.