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Doctor insights on: Daily Cigar Smoker How Long Till It Leaves My Body

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Healthy 46 YO male, active, occasional drinker, occasional cigar smoker, no inhalation. Heart rate spikes to 150 bpm while sitting on occasion. Why?

Healthy 46 YO male, active, occasional drinker, occasional cigar smoker, no inhalation. Heart rate spikes to 150 bpm while sitting on occasion. Why?

Heart rate: Multiple reasons exist. If ur HR is truly spiking that high, first step would be general exam and EKG as well as Holter monitoring to determine if u have arrhythmia of sorts that is causing high rates. Some basic biochemical testing would be prudent as well. Further, more specialized tests and specialty consultation would be determined on the above. Good luck ...Read more

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45 YO male 5'8" 197lbs occasional cigar smoker, no inhalation Total cholesterol 255 LDL 177 HDL 36 Tri 209 BP 118/78 Cause for concern? Meds needed?

45 YO male 5'8" 197lbs occasional cigar smoker, no inhalation Total cholesterol 255 LDL 177 HDL 36 Tri 209 BP 118/78 Cause for concern? Meds needed?

I'd manage it: Cholesterol's mostly genetic & you may need Rx. Many physicians would start a statin, but if you haven't given some really robust exercise a fair try, think about that first. You remember how much fun you had as a super-fit teen. Could you try getting back to the lifestyle? If that's not possible or doesn't work, then talk with your physician seriously about meds. Best wishes. ...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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If my boyfriend were to stop smoking cigarettes, weed, cigars, anything like that, how long would we have to wait to start trying to conceive?

If my boyfriend were to stop smoking cigarettes, weed, cigars, anything like that, how long would we have to wait to start trying to conceive?

3 to 6 months: Marijuana and its' active chemical THC hangs around in the body and can be tested for via the human hair for past use. THC has been known to cause genetic changes in any pregnancy. The REAL question should be is this "gentleman" potentially good father material given his propensity for unhealthy behaviors. ...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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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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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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Can smoking a cigar make your cravings for a cigarette go away?

Can smoking a cigar make your cravings for a cigarette go away?

Yes, but risky: Nicotine is the same, both are tobacco, most people don't inhale cigars, but mouth and throat cancer riskare increased. Freud died of throat cancer. ...Read more

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I asked befor but didn't get proper answer. Does smoking decreas efecctivness of pill? Yes I know about risk of cigares combine with pills.

I asked befor but didn't get proper answer. Does smoking decreas efecctivness of pill? Yes I know about risk of cigares combine with pills.

You mean BCP's: Or birth control pills (or oral contraceptives) which are combinations usually of an estrogen and a Progesterone product, often both synthetic or semi-synthetic. Smoking does not specifically effect the effectiveness of the pill per se, but there are vastly greater risk to the woman who smokes and uses OCPs of getting blood clots - in the lower legs which can travel to the lungs and be fatal. ...Read more

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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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Is there any empirical data that compares the effects of cigar with cigarette smoking?

Is there any empirical data that compares the effects of cigar with cigarette smoking?

Yes: The real difference is the type of cancers. Cigars don't have filters, and cigar smokers tend to hold the smoke in their mouths and throat rather than inhaling. Cigars have higher levels of nicotine. Both cigar and cigarette smokers have similar risk for oral cancers. There are strong links between cigar smoking and cancer of the pancreas, and male breast cancer. ...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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Does smoking cigar cause fainting nausea?

Does smoking cigar cause fainting nausea?

Cigar smoke: Can cause those symptoms in the smoker and in those suffering from bystander smoke. ...Read more

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Should I stop smoking a cigar if it helps me get relaxed?

Should I stop smoking a cigar if it helps me get relaxed?

Yes.: Sorry, it seems to help you, but there are healthier ways to relax. ...Read more

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Could smoking only 2 cigs and 1 cigar lead to oral cancer?

Could smoking only 2 cigs and 1 cigar lead to oral cancer?

Higly unlikely: Oral cancer caused by tobacco use is really a result of cumulative insults from the cancer-causing compounds. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking cigars?

Can you get lung cancer from smoking cigars?

Absolutely: People think that since cigar smokers rarely "inhale" smoke, that they do not have the same lung cancer risk as cigarette smokers. This thinking is not correct.
Here is a study that shows the link between cigar smoking and lung cancer: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20162568

all tobacco use can be hazardous to your health; please be careful. ...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