A study conducted by the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) in 2016 showed that nearly five million Malaysians smoke while 7.6 million adults are exposed to spent smoke Odds are at least one of your family members or colleagues Smoke too, and while we all know that smoking is bad and is one of the main causes of lung cancer in Malaysia, how much do we really know? Well, whether you are a smoker or not, here are some very common misconceptions to notice:
1. Smoking only once in time is okay
Too many malaysians, especially those who just smoke during "special occasions "as parties or events (also social smokers), they often think it will not affect health. " Although it does, not much lah."
Unfortunately, you couldn't be more wrong. Studies have found that smoking only one cigarette a day can increase the chances of dying from a heart attack three times, while the chances of dying from lung cancer are increased by three to five times. Overall, the risk of death from any cause is increased by 57% compared to those who do not smoke. OMG
Although smoking is only a cigarette a day, or a week, is much better than those who smoke a whole pack every day, this does not mean that you are safe from the health risk of smoking .
2. Roll-your-own tobacco is much better and "healthier" than finished
First and foremost is not like that a "healthier" alternative when it comes to smoking. Secondly, own tobacco actually contains much more additives than finished cigarettes. One of the many reasons is that roll-self cigarettes require more humectants to prevent it from drying out too quickly.
When a New Zealand tobacco company was asked to report the amount of additives used, it was found that their factory-made cigarettes had only 0.2% of the total tobacco additives while the rollers had 22.5%. That's a big difference! This means that every lungy smoke you inhale from your rolled cigarette will contain several gases and particles from the thermal partial decomposition of chemical additives in the tobacco blend as well. 
3. Use of nicotine replacement products such as nicotine or stain is as bad as smoking cigarettes