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Can A Person Smoke An Occasional Cigar Without Getting Addicted
Sure, but . . . : In order to be addicted (that is, dependent) on nicotine, people need to show a problematic pattern of substance use, which leads to impairment or distress. Very infrequent use of cigars, while risky, could be done without developing tolerance or withdrawal symptoms, hallmarks of addictions. Unfortunately, cigar smokers often begin celebrating more often and become addicted, risking their health. ...Read more
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I never smoke, but tried a cheap cigar (a couple puffs) over 2 weeks ago and need to get preemployment tobacco tested. Will that show up?
NO: If it was just a couple puffs over 2 weeks ago no traces should be left in your system by now, so no need to worry! ...Read more
Tips and tricks to stop smoking. I don't smoke cigarettes, but I do smoke cigars occasionally and ecigs. Any helpful ideas I can do to stop all toget?
Yes: Be honest with yourself, WHY do you want to quit or are you doing it to please others? Figure out your triggers and work on them. If you have a lot of issues seek counseling. Make a list of 30 benefits if U quit & just as many things that will be bad for you. You are intelligent you know all these things ...Read more
I've smoked 1-2 cigarettes or 1 cigar a day for 6 years (not much!). Could I still get mouth cancer?
What are the dangers of cigar smoking? I smoked a cigar or two a day for ten years and have recently quit. Am i in danger of getting emphysema?
Little danger but..: Congratulations on stopping smoking! unfortunately, smoking cigars has the same hazards as smoking cigarettes- see http://www.Quitsmokingsupport.Com/cigars.Htm. However, unless you have an unusual genetic predisposition as dr. Ruttledge discusses, most people will not get significant emphysema from 10 years of smoking, if you don't smoke again i like your odds! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I smoke one cigar a week. I don't inhale. Am i at a greater or equal to risk of getting cancer than a non smoker?
Greater risk: Despite not inhaling, you are at greater risk than a non-smoker for getting cancer. Whereas you are not likely to get lung cancer if you dont inhale, you still are at risk of getting oral cancers of the lips, tongue, mouth lining, and even throat, what we often refer to as oropharynx cancers. The risk increases the more frequently you smoke the cigars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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