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I need to help dad. He smokes cigars?

I need to help dad. He smokes cigars?

Get him to see Dr..: Lifely the best way to handle this is to show your dad medical info. From the web, or hospital, etc., and then have him see a doctor to confirm the info. About this to show him that there are serious long term consequences of cigar smoking, like heart disease and cancer. Let the doctor show him samples of what can happen and give him counseling. He can also get examined to see his status. ...Read more

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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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Can being around someone who smokes cigars in front of you give you lung cancer or just asthma?

Can being around someone who smokes cigars in front of you give you lung cancer or just asthma?

Yes: Risk factors of lung cancer most definitely includes inhaling secondhand smoke. You can also learn more about risk factors at the following link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention. ...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'm a 20 year old male, i've smoked cigars on and off for around 4 years now, how much damage?

I'm a 20 year old male, i've smoked cigars on and off for around 4 years now, how much damage?

Minimal: Smoke related damage to the lungs is cumulative over time. 4 years of tobacco smoking is quite minimal unless you have a positive family history of lung disease or a genetic predisposition to developing lung disease. Short term effects of smoking include lack of taste, lack of smell, discoloration of the teeth, lack of libido. Longterm effects are greater including cancer, heart attack & stroke. ...Read more

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Are you at a higher risk of cancer if you smoke cigars?

Are you at a higher risk of cancer if you smoke cigars?

Yes: Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer. Cigars increase risk of cancer of the mouth. Depending on inhalation of cigar smoke you may be at higher risk of cancer of aero-digestive track, lung, bladder etc. ...Read more

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I only smoke cigars socially like 4-6 cigars a month. Will nicotine and cotinine be in my system 4 days after last cigars?

I only smoke cigars socially like 4-6 cigars a month. Will nicotine and cotinine be in my system 4 days after last cigars?

Likely: Cotinine may stay detectable for 4-10 days after last use. Consult this site for drug elimination times. http://www.ipassedmydrugtest.com/drug_detection_times.asp ...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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