How many cigarettes does the average person smoke each day?

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  1. nmdonders profile image82
    nmdondersposted 7 years ago

    How many cigarettes does the average person smoke each day?

  2. CassyLu1981 profile image82
    CassyLu1981posted 7 years ago

    I'm not a smoker, never have been, but I would say most peole smoke about a pack a day.

  3. novascotiamiss profile image85
    novascotiamissposted 7 years ago

    Whatever the number, it's too many! Smoking should be banned. It doesn't only affect the life of the smoker. Too many people worldwide still die from the effects of 2nd hand smoke every day.

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      oceansiderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that smoking should be banned! brother smokes, but not around me...he knows he can't

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    Janhornerposted 7 years ago

    Hi interesting question.

    I work with someone who must smoke around 20 to 25 per day.  When I was a smoker I averaged around 15 to 20 a day; give up almost 10 years ago. 

    I also notice (guilty of this myself years ago) that if you have an alcoholic drink you will smoke more.

    My guess for an average smoker would be 20 a day.  A chain smoker will go through at least 40 if not more.


    1. nmdonders profile image82
      nmdondersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats on quitting smile  I agree that some things make people smoke more, such as alcohol and coffee.

  5. Anand PR profile image60
    Anand PRposted 7 years ago

    I'm a student, and i've seen my friends used to smoke around 5 or 6 cigarettes a day..

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      Janhornerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Anand,  5- 6 cigarettes is not too bad.  Better if none, but you cannot judge people on their habits.  I have a lovely friend who has just given up on controlled tablets from her doctor and I think they are working; which is great. 


    2. Anand PR profile image60
      Anand PRposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Janhorner, we've class till 5PM from morning, i told he used to smoke after his class hours. If he get a full day, he would have complete a packet full easily...:p

  6. Talisker profile image84
    Taliskerposted 7 years ago

    The average person might not smoke at all , but those who do smoke may smoke as little as 4 cigarettes a day to the hardcore chain smokers who can get through 3 packets of 20 each day.
    Not the best health choice.

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    Rabie-MDposted 7 years ago

    The average number of cigarettes smoked per day is the 20-40 cigarettes daily. In medicine, there is what is called Smoking index that determines the heaviness of smoking...

    1. nmdonders profile image82
      nmdondersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  I've never heard of the smoking index.  I found this and it wasn't what I expected.  It's a scientific formula and I guess I assumed to see some sort of easy to read chart smile  Pretty neat though

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    oceansiderposted 7 years ago

    As a non smoker, I really don't know how many people smoke a day.....none of my friends smoke, but my brother does...but don't know how many he smokes. I'm not around him too often.  I just know that when in high school, I tried to smoke because certain friends were smoking, and when I took a puff, I knew that was my first and last puff of a cigarette....I thought it was nasty!....But, the main thing is it's so dangerous to smoke, and when you smoke and drink...I read that this is a lethal combination.....very, very dangerous!


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