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Are hookahs better or worse than cigars?

Are hookahs better or worse than cigars?

Similar: I don't know the exact conersion of hookahs to cigars. For 1 hour use of a hookhah it is the same as smoking an entire pack of cigarettes. Best to stay away from this as I suspect cancer risk may be the same or worse than standard tobacco. ...Read more

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Is it worse to smoke a cigar than a cigarette?

Is it worse to smoke a cigar than a cigarette?

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

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Is smoking a cigar worse than smoking a cigarette?

Is smoking a cigar worse than smoking a cigarette?

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

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Are black and milds cigars worse than cigarettes?

Are black and milds cigars worse than cigarettes?

Cigars: It depends on whether you inhale the cigars if so they may be worse the also carry a higher risk of lip and tongue cancers ...Read more

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Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

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

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Are cigars dangerous?

Are cigars dangerous?

Moderately: Cigar smoke contains the usual toxins that cigarette smoke contains. They can lead to cancer of the mouth and throat and with significant inhalation lead to cancer of the lung. Best to smoke sparingly if at all. ...Read more

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Can cigar smoke affect me?

Can cigar smoke affect me?

Cigar & cancer.: You may not inhale cigar smoke into your lungs, but you could get cancer within the oral cavity from cigar smoke. ...Read more

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Is one cigar a month considered being a smoker?

Is one cigar a month considered being a smoker?

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 more

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Please advise if it's ok if I smoke cigars on occasion?

Please advise if it's ok if I smoke cigars on occasion?

It ok: As long as you accept that it is ok to increase your risk of cancer, lung disease and cardiovascular disease albeit to a lesser extent than if you used more regularly. ...Read more

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How bad is smoking cigars for you?

How bad is smoking cigars for you?

See below: All the risks of cigarettes. I am not sure of relative risk but who cares if it hurts you more than or less than, it still hurts you. ...Read more

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How carcinogenic is the occasional cigar?

How carcinogenic is the occasional cigar?

Unanswerable: Depends on your own susceptibility governed by your genes. People can smoke and get away with it but it is like playing dice with your health. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars addictive?

Is smoking cigars addictive?

Yes: The smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth even in those who don't inhale. In addition, it is highly associated with head and neck cancer (mouth, tongue, throat etc), with higher amounts of cancer-causing tars than cigarettes have. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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No: Both have nicotine, both cause COPD and lung cancer as well as a host of other issues including higher risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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I need to help dad. He smokes cigars?

I need to help dad. He smokes cigars?

Get him to see Dr..: Lifely the best way to handle this is to show your dad medical info. From the web, or hospital, etc., and then have him see a doctor to confirm the info. About this to show him that there are serious long term consequences of cigar smoking, like heart disease and cancer. Let the doctor show him samples of what can happen and give him counseling. He can also get examined to see his status. ...Read more

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Is smoking a cigar dangerous?

Is smoking a cigar dangerous?

Cigar & cancer.: You may not inhale cigar smoke into your lungs, but you could get cancer within the oral cavity from cigar smoke. ...Read more

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