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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it bad for a person to swallow cigarette smoke? sometimes when i'm having a cigarette i'll swallow the smoke unintentionally.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, but...: The toxins from the inhalation of the burning organic and inorganic stuff in the cigarette will likely do a lot more damage than the ingestion of the byproducts of all that burning stuff.
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