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How likely is it to contract oral herpes by sharing a cigarette?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Herpes and cigarette

It is possible if you have a break in the mucosa or skin barrier and the other person happen to have placed the cigarette directly on an open lesion.
But very unlikely - but still possible and it should be avoided.

In brief: Herpes and cigarette

It is possible if you have a break in the mucosa or skin barrier and the other person happen to have placed the cigarette directly on an open lesion.
But very unlikely - but still possible and it should be avoided.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare but possible

If the person you are sharing with is currently experiencing an outbreak then virus particles on the cigarette can get through a minute tear in you lip and infect you.

In brief: Rare but possible

If the person you are sharing with is currently experiencing an outbreak then virus particles on the cigarette can get through a minute tear in you lip and infect you.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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In brief: Possible

If the person has an active lesion, then there is a chance for passing the virus along.

In brief: Possible

If the person has an active lesion, then there is a chance for passing the virus along.
Dr. Hernan Quintero
Dr. Hernan Quintero
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