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Cigar Smoking (Overview)

Cigar smoking refers to the smoking of cigars. Smoking causes many health problems.


Cigar Smoking (Overview)

Cigar smoking refers to the smoking of cigars. Smoking causes many health problems.


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Can you please explain why cigar smoking is bad for you?

Can you please explain why cigar smoking is bad for you?

Carinogens: The tars in tobacco are carcinogens, the ask is also challenging to lungs. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Commit to quitting -- tell friends and family to stay accountable
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Pick a date to stop and write it down
Once
Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
Once
Seek support -- quitting can be hard
Once
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Do cigar smoking and pipe smoking also increase risk?

Do cigar smoking and pipe smoking also increase risk?

Yes: Cigar and pipe smoking, even if you do not inhale, still increase the risk of cancer, particularly head and neck cancer, which includes mouth, tongue etc. ...Read more

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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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What is diference between pipe smoking and cigar smoking?

What is diference between pipe smoking and cigar smoking?

More Heat: The pipe has a tendency to cause more caustic damage to the mucosa because of the heat. ...Read more

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Can cigar smoking change the colors of your lips?

Smoke: If affecting circulation, cyanosis or blue discoloration occurs. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is there a correlation between hyperactive thyroid and cigar smoking?

Is there a correlation between hyperactive thyroid and cigar smoking?

Exophthalmos: A complication of grave's disease, exophthalmos, is a serious eye disorder which is more likely to occur to a smoker than a non-smoker with grave's disease. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more