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Are Hookahs Better Or Worse Than Cigars
Not worse but as bad: Cigar smoke is just as toxic as cigarette smoke. Comparative toxicity is related to quantity smoked, but some cigars contain as much tobacco as a whole pack of cigarettes! while cigar smoke is not deeply inhaled and thus may be less toxic to lungs, cigar smoking causes increased risk of cancer of the lip, tongue, mouth, throat & larynx. See www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/cigars. ...Read more
See below: Nope. Both will kill you as quick. ...Read more
Both are bad.: Both can lead to heart disease and cancer, so it is hard to say which is worse. However i don't think you want to try and find out, so it is best to avoid both. Cigarette smoking may cause more death, but more people smoke them than cigars, and cigar smoking can result in particularly disfiguring cancer of the mouth, etc., and both can result in heart disease, so both are bad. ...Read more
About equal: Depends on whether you inhale the smoke. Pipe tobacco has more tar, but fewer people inhale it, while cigar tobacco has less tar, but is more commonly inhaled. Both are associated with high rates of cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat, but slightly lower rates of heart attack than cigarette smoking, and way less emphysema and bronchitis in those who do not inhale the smoke. ...Read more
I know that all smoking is bad but are regular cigarettes worse than filtered cigars or pipe tobacco?
Hi after being diagnosed w accute pancreatitis it was caused from binge drinking, can I ever have a sip of beer again? Is wine better?Or a cigar ?
No alcohol: I would avoid anything that can damage your body. Obviously alcohol is very toxic to your pancreas and must be avoided at all costs. Smoking carries its own risks. I would recommend an aa group where smoking is not allowed and individual therapy to deal with better coping mechanisms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insurance definition: The criteria for “who is considered a smoker” varies between insurance companies. Most companies define "smoker" as any nicotine use (including gum and patch) within the last 1 to 3 years. There are perhaps a few companies that might give non-smoker rates for gum, patch, cigar, limited cigarette use, pipes and chewing tobacco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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