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how long does it take for cigar smoke to leave you body if u do not inhale

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Godley
31 years experience Retinal Surgery
Harmful: Inhaling the smoke from a cigar is harmful and contains harmful substances like cigarettes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Toxins are still absorbed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: It's bad for you whether you inhale it or not, technically. Breathing it in or not will just determine where you'll get your cancer.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No, you should be ok: If you only inhaled a cigar once, then you should be fine. Avoid smoking and tobacco products though as long term use will lead to serious health issu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: It's bad for you whether you inhale it or not, technically. Breathing it in or not will just determine where you'll get your cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
38 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely...but...: Tobacco smoke contains over 4, 000 different chemical compounds, only one of which, nicotine, is a psychoactive drug with powerfully addicting propert ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Given even second hand exposure increases one's risk for cancer....Despite you not inhaling, your risk for cancer would increase compared to someone t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Gone by now: Not inhaling through a cigar or cigarette would be like breathing the smoke in a "second hand smoke" situation. So, if a person was exposed to second- ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nicotine: I don't think there is an answer for this. The "i did not inhale" does not usually mean there was no nicotine exposure. So, I am not sure what the te ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If you didn't inhale, there will be no nicotine to detect.
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