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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Pipe Smoking

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Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?

Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?

Yes: In different ways than cigarette smoking. Cigarettes can cause oral, pharyngeal or lung cancer, since the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. Pipe smokers typically don't inhale into the lungs, just the mouth, so they are at risk for oral cancer. Any tobacco product puts the user at increased risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Pipe Smoking (Definition)

Pipe smoking refers to using a pipe to inhale tobacco smoke. Smoking ...Read more


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How unhealthy for you is pipe smoking?

How unhealthy for you is pipe smoking?

Same as cigarettes: ...Almost. The smoke is unfiltered in pipe smoking and can cause oral cancers and throat cancers. All forms of tobacco are unhealthy. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and costs of pipe smoking?

No benefits: There are no health benefits to any type of smoking. The cost could be your health. ...Read more

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Which is worse: cigarrete smoking or pipe smoking?

Which is worse: cigarrete smoking or pipe smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if pipe smoking better than a normal cigarrette?

Can someone tell me if pipe smoking better than a normal cigarrette?

Cancer risk: Any form of tobacco exposes you to the risk of oral and other cancers as well as other health problems. Is it really worth the risk? I see patients all the time when it's too late to go back in time and not smoke in the first place. Is it better to run across or ride a bike across a major highway against traffic to get to the other side? ...Read more

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Which is more addicting: cigarettes or pipe smoking?

Which is more addicting: cigarettes or pipe smoking?

See below: Don't know. Don't care. Both are addictive and harmful and the studies to compare the relative risk will not be done because they are not ethical or important. ...Read more

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How many people die from cigar or pipe smoking each year?

How many people die from cigar or pipe smoking each year?

Hard to say: The national data is mostly on tobacco use, and 90% of that is cigarettes. Also, most pipe and cigar smokers do not inhale all the tobacco smoke, so most of the complications are related to cancer of the mouth and throat, rather than lung cancer. Nicotine is absorbed through mouth tissue, so there is still an increase in heart disease, but not as much as cigarettes. A guess - 40-50 thousand/y. ...Read more

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How does pipe smoking affect health compared to cigarette smoking?

It's still tobacco: Pipe smokers get more in the way of cancer of the mouth, iips, tongue, mouth and throat, including the larynx, than do cigarette smokers, but less lung cancer and heart disease, because they usually do not inhale the smoke. However, nicotine is absorbed from oral mucous membranes, so addiction to nicotine and many of the cardiac problems still occur. ...Read more

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Does pipe smoking affect the quality of a person's voice or speech?

Does pipe smoking affect the quality of a person's voice or speech?

Pipe smoking: Pipe smoking will likely alter your voice or speech only if you inhale the smoke. Not inhaling may spare your voice but still risks mouth cancer and tooth and gum disease. ...Read more