‘Light’ Cigarettes May Be More Dangerous Than Regular

Smoking cigarettes indisputably causes lung cancer. But does smoking “light” cigarettes—those with ventilation around the filters that dilutes the smoke with air—offer any protection as compared to the regular kind? Despite what the “light” descriptor implies, light cigarettes aren’t any safer—and they may actually be behind the rise in the most common form of lung cancer today, a new review from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center concludes.