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Can you get lung cancer from smoking cigars?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

15% of smokers get lung cancer and 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking.

In brief: Yes

15% of smokers get lung cancer and 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Also other cancers such as cancer of mouth, throat, bladder etc.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Cigars are also associated with an increased risk of oral cancer.
Dr. Numaan Malik
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Numaan Malik
Dr. Numaan Malik
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