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Doctor insights on: Can A Person Smoke An Occasional Cigar Without Getting Addicted

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Could a person who smokes cigars only on special occassions not be addicted to nicotine?

Could a person who smokes cigars only on special occassions not be addicted to nicotine?

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?

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

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How long it takes to get addicted to smoking cigars?

How long it takes to get addicted to smoking cigars?

It depends: Age, co-morbid psychiatric issues, and a history of other addictions all make a difference. Addiction is a form of learning so the younger or brighter one is the more rapidly one "learns". ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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I've been smoking cigars since i was 12 years old (im 20 now) and yet im not addicted why?

I've been smoking cigars since i was 12 years old (im 20 now) and yet im not addicted why?

SMOKING CIGARS: If you are not going to stop now it will be difficult to stop smoking due to addiction.Read about the bad side effects of smoking for your benefit before it is too late. ...Read more

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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 more

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