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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
Yes: YES, long term.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Is it okay if i inhale the smoke of a cigar? Just wondering, i know you're not suppose to but is it seriously harmful if i do?
No: No. It is seriously harmful. Also, please note that the ph of cigar smoke is a little more alkaline and penetrates the tissues better than cigarette smoke, thus more harmful puff for puff. I used to smoke one or two per year but gave that up after learning more about how harmful they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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