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What is worse for one s health: smoking a pack of cigarettes a day or being a firefighter who constantly fights forest fires/ building fires?

or maybe a pack of cigarettes a week. A pack a day is quite much.

3 Answers

  • 4 years ago

    Which is worse.?

    Are you serious.

    Do you want the measurement in days of survival?

    Days of impaired health and lingering death?

    Both are hazardous.

    Not every smoker gets lung cancer.

    Not every person gets ill with the same amount.

    Most Firefighters are generally more physically fit.

    Can be many extremely dangerous things in the smoke from a fire.

    Seriously never heard of a Forest Fire person that fights fires EVERYDAY.

    Many Firefighters get disabled from many illnesses related to inhalation of hazardous crap from fires. In particular the chemical ones.

    Some smokers live to be 100 some die early. Just like Fireman.

    Do you think the only danger in a Forest Fire is just the smoke?

    A cigarette smoker can fall asleep and set his house on fire too.

    Not sure but I doubt the Cigarette companies have a Memorial Wall?

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Firefighting is a high risk occupation, it's true. But not from smoke inhalation. Meanwhile, dying from cigarette smoking is a long, slow, painful death. I know people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness a year before they finally died- a year full of hospitalizations, painful treatments, deteriorating condition and a great deal of agony for their loved ones.

  • Dash
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    The cigarettes would be much more harmful. Smoke from forest fires or burning wood is not as dangerous as tobacco smoke. Firefighters have oxygen tanks and masks and lots of training to avoid breathing smoke.

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