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Is one cigar a month considered being a smoker?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Insurance definition

The criteria for “who is considered a smoker” varies between insurance companies.
Most companies define "smoker" as any nicotine use (including gum and patch) within the last 1 to 3 years. There are perhaps a few companies that might give non-smoker rates for gum, patch, cigar, limited cigarette use, pipes and chewing tobacco.

In brief: Insurance definition

The criteria for “who is considered a smoker” varies between insurance companies.
Most companies define "smoker" as any nicotine use (including gum and patch) within the last 1 to 3 years. There are perhaps a few companies that might give non-smoker rates for gum, patch, cigar, limited cigarette use, pipes and chewing tobacco.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

It is what it is.
You smoke. When calculating your health risks the amount you smoke should be taken into consideration. You have higher risk for tobacco related diseases than a non-smoker, or former smoker. These are medical facts in your history and not judgements about your behavior.

In brief: Yes

It is what it is.
You smoke. When calculating your health risks the amount you smoke should be taken into consideration. You have higher risk for tobacco related diseases than a non-smoker, or former smoker. These are medical facts in your history and not judgements about your behavior.
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Dr. Joseph Rosin
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