Quick Answer: What Is Considered A Smoker?

Tell-tale signs of smoking

  • Stains. Nails and fingers: Nails and fingers of smokers may take a yellow stain due to repeated exposure to smoke and tar in smoke.
  • Burns.
  • Skin changes.
  • Smell of smoke.

What is classified as a heavy smoker?

In general, a light smoker is someone who smokes less than 10 cigarettes per day. Someone who smokes a pack a day or more is a heavy smoker. An average smoker falls in between. Since 1 pack is 20 cigarettes, a person who has smoked 20 cigarettes a day for a year is considered to have smoked 1 pack year.

What is considered an occasional smoker?

Occasional or social smokers exist – but they are rare. They are defined in two ways: either as not smoking every day or as smoking an average of less than one cigarette a day. Surveys suggest that between 10 and 18 per cent of smokers smoke five or fewer cigarettes a day.

How can you tell if someone is a smoker?

Tell-tale signs of smoking

  1. Stains. Nails and fingers: Nails and fingers of smokers may take a yellow stain due to repeated exposure to smoke and tar in smoke.
  2. Burns.
  3. Skin changes.
  4. Smell of smoke.

Is smoking 4 cigarettes a day bad?

Conclusions: In both sexes, smoking 1–4 cigarettes per day was associated with a significantly higher risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease and from all causes, and from lung cancer in women.