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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 (Definition)

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


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Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

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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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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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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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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Can cigar smoking change the colors of your lips?

Smoke: If affecting circulation, cyanosis or blue discoloration occurs. ...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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Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Tobacco's the probl.: Tobaccos the problem! if using nicotine helps you not smoke tobacco go for it. Some highly dependent smokers actually live longer if they use nicotine substitutes long term. ...Read more

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How common is tongue cancer cigar smoking?

How common is tongue cancer cigar smoking?

Greatly increased: The chance of getting mouth cancer (including tongue cancer, but others as well) is increased as the amount of cigar smoking increases. The risk is about 15-20 times that of non-smokers. Alcohol consumption also increases the risk. ...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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Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about 6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about  6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

Very unhealthy: Kreteks (clove cigarettes) are reported by the cdc to produce at least twice the nicotine, carbon monoxide ; tar as most american cigarette brands. They are usually 60 to 80% tobacco and 20 to 40% ground clove. Thus, they contain the same dangerous chemicals found int cigars/ cigarettes plus some. ...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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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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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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

Cigar Smoking (Definition)

Cigar smoking refers to the smoking of cigars. Smoking ...Read more