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Is smoking a cigar once a week as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Cigar Smoking

Cigars, like cigarettes, contain nicotine, the substance that can lead to tobacco dependence.
A single full-size cigar can contain as much nicotine as do several cigarettes. If you inhale cigar smoke, you can get as much nicotine as if you smoked cigarettes. And even if you don't inhale, large amounts of nicotine can be absorbed through the lining of your mouth. Not safer!

In brief: Cigar Smoking

Cigars, like cigarettes, contain nicotine, the substance that can lead to tobacco dependence.
A single full-size cigar can contain as much nicotine as do several cigarettes. If you inhale cigar smoke, you can get as much nicotine as if you smoked cigarettes. And even if you don't inhale, large amounts of nicotine can be absorbed through the lining of your mouth. Not safer!
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