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# Smokers of pipes or cigars run a distinctly lower risk to

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Smokers of pipes or cigars run a distinctly lower risk to their health than do cigarette smokers. However, whereas cigarette smokers who quit smoking altogether sharply reduce their risk of smoking-related health problems, those who give up cigarettes and take up pipes or cigars remain in as much danger as before.
Which one of the following, if true, offers the best prospects for an explanation of why the two changes in smoking habits do not both result in reduced health risks?

(A) Smokers of pipes or cigars who quit smoking thereby reduce their risk of smoking-related health problems.
(B) Cigarette smokers who quit smoking for a time and who then resume cigarette smoking do not necessarily reduce their risk of smoking-related health problems.
(C) The kinds of illnesses that smokers run an increased risk of contracting develop no earlier in cigarette smokers than they do in smokers of pipes or cigar.
(D) At any given period in their lives, virtually all smokers smoke either cigarettes exclusively or cigars exclusively or pipes exclusively, rather than alternating freely among various ways of smoking.
(E) People who switch from cigarette smoking to smoking pipes or cigars inhale smoke in a way that those who have never smoked cigarettes do not.
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04 Jul 2007, 19:22
I am with E here.
If people who stopped smoking and started using pipes etc inhale smoke in a different way - this might be the reason for the observed behavior.
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05 Jul 2007, 16:48
C in my opinion
It says that cigrate smokers and cigar smokers contract the illness in the same duraction.
so if u switch from cigrate to sigar will not make any difference. but quitting smoke will definitely make a difference.
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05 Jul 2007, 18:02
The OA is E.
I also chose C but the problem with C is that it says both cigarette smokers and cigar smokers contract disease after some duration(even if they quit smoking).
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05 Jul 2007, 18:05
Clearly E. Cigs somkers bring their habits when they start smoking cigars..
05 Jul 2007, 18:05
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