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Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In different ways than cigarette smoking.
Cigarettes can cause oral, pharyngeal or lung cancer, since the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. Pipe smokers typically don't inhale into the lungs, just the mouth, so they are at risk for oral cancer. Any tobacco product puts the user at increased risk for cancer.

In brief: Yes
In different ways than cigarette smoking.
Cigarettes can cause oral, pharyngeal or lung cancer, since the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. Pipe smokers typically don't inhale into the lungs, just the mouth, so they are at risk for oral cancer. Any tobacco product puts the user at increased risk for cancer.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Pipe or cigarette.
The choice essentially boils down to where you want your cancer to be some day.
Yes, it's just as dangerous and just as ill-advised.

In brief: Pipe or cigarette.
The choice essentially boils down to where you want your cancer to be some day.
Yes, it's just as dangerous and just as ill-advised.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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