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3 million non-smokers admit to enjoying occasional cigarette

1.3 million social smokers are tempted to have the odd cigarette as a result of drinking alcohol or by their smoking friends. New research by Sainsbury's Life Insurance suggests that there are 3 million adults who class themselves as non-smokers, but admit to having the occasional cigarette or having a puff" of someone else's cigarette.

David Cook of Sainsbury's Life Insurance says, "It is interesting quite how many regard themselves as non-smokers but are in fact social smokers. If someone classes themselves as a non-smoker when taking out a life insurance policy, but in fact is having the occasional cigarette whilst in a social situation or to help combat stress, they need to ask themselves whether their non-smoking status is really valid.  To qualify as a non-smoker and to receive cheaper life insurance premiums, someone has to have been nicotine-free for 12 months."

 

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