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What is more risky?
Apr 18, 2006

what do u think is more risky: smoking a lifetime with a significant risk of getting a cancer or having unsafe sex with the possibility to acquire HIV? I ask this because it's curious seeing all this people concerned about HIV but not about smoking cigarettes which are probably more dangerous. what do u think?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Both smoking and unsafe sex are a bit like playing Russian roulette. You could pull the trigger, smoke a lifetime or shag without a condom and get away with it. However, each of these scenarios could also have very different, very deadly consequences. I don't believe there is any statistically valid way to compare the degree of risk, as there are way too many variables to control for. However, there is no doubt that all can put you six feet under.

Dr. Bob



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