Can cigars cause lung cancer?

Yes. They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've autopsied two non-smoking wives of heavy cigar smokers who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- my only non-smoker lung cancer autosies. I'd had to be a husband who had to live with that one.

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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...
Yes. Cigar smoking is associated with increased risk of lung cancer. Cigar smokers are 2-5 times more likely to get lung cancer as compared to non-smoker. Read more...
Yes. 15% of smokers get lung cancer and 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Read more...

I am 16 have smoked weed once cigars twice and one cigarette will I get lung cancer from this?

No. If you do not use tobacco again, your risk of getting cancer will not increase above the baseline risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

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

Yes. Us surgeon general, epa and other agencies classify secondhand smoke as a known cancer causing agent. Read more...
Yes. Second-hand smoke can be as dangerous as smoking itself. A lot depends on the length of exposure to second-hand smoke. Read more...
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://goo.Gl/gu9ms. Read more...

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

Depends... Inhalation of second-hand smoke, in any form, can be a risk factor for asthma and lung cancer. But, risk depends on the amount of the exposure (ie how often you are exposed and for what period of time; bigger exposure=higher risk of these diseases). See your doctor to determine your risk. Read more...
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...

16 old. What is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer I used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

Probably low risk. Glad you aren't keeping up this unhealthy habit. Electronic cigarettes are so new it is not known what the risk of cancer is from using them. That said, your short duration of use and young age would probably make the risk lower than if you used them heavily for many years and were older. If you have particular concerns, see your doctor. . Read more...

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

Many ways. Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. Read more...

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

Directly. The contents of cigarette smoke irritates and damages the cells lining the lungs. When the cells undergo repair, errors in replication can occur, leading to cancer. This does not happen every time, and your body can generally fix the errors, but occasionally something gets through, and cancer starts. Read more...