7 doctors weighed in:
I've smoked 1-2 cigarettes or 1 cigar a day for 6 years (not much!). Could I still get mouth cancer?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Even non-smokers can get mouth cancer and any use of tobacco increases the risk.
Hpv infection is also a risk factor.

In brief: Yes
Even non-smokers can get mouth cancer and any use of tobacco increases the risk.
Hpv infection is also a risk factor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, smoking 1 cigar a day for 6 years ( 6x365= 2190 cigars) could give you risk to have oral cancer.
If you smoke cigars and also drink alcohol- the risk will be significantly higher. Please consider to quit smoking cigar and cigarette.

In brief: Yes
Yes, smoking 1 cigar a day for 6 years ( 6x365= 2190 cigars) could give you risk to have oral cancer.
If you smoke cigars and also drink alcohol- the risk will be significantly higher. Please consider to quit smoking cigar and cigarette.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
In brief: Possibly
Tobacco use (smoking, chewing, cigar, cigarette) all have an increased risk for the development of oral, throat, and lung cancer.
This risk decreases after quitting. However, there is a strong association between amount of tobacco used per day and length of time used--so the sooner you stop the quicker your risk will return to a lower rate.

In brief: Possibly
Tobacco use (smoking, chewing, cigar, cigarette) all have an increased risk for the development of oral, throat, and lung cancer.
This risk decreases after quitting. However, there is a strong association between amount of tobacco used per day and length of time used--so the sooner you stop the quicker your risk will return to a lower rate.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors