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Cigar Smoking

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by karpems, May 13, 2004.

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  1. karpems

    karpems Junior Member

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    Hey Everyone,
    One of my friends asked me a question and I had no idea about the answer. So here goes...Is there any link between smoking cigars and cancer, either lung or mouth? I did a medline search but I didn't find anything, so I'm not sure if any studies have been done on this topic directly.
    Thanks for the info!
    Adam
    UNECOM Class of 2008
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    (nicedream) Fitter Happier

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    Of course, any tobacco product. Not lung, because you don't inhale cigars. Mouth, tongue etc. Ditto for chewing tobacco.
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    "Cigarette smoking is the cause of 85% to 90% of lung cancer cases; the risk for lung cancers in smokers is 30 times greater than in nonsmokers. Smoking cigars or pipes doubles the risk for lung cancer compared to non-smokers....."

    Manual of Clinical Oncology, 4th Ed. pg. 157
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    Weird, who inhales cigars and pipes?
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    Is it true that Cuban cigars have a very specific taste which makes them different (most experts agree the best), but you can find cigars ranging from light to full body in strength. cigars-topcubans.com

    a response to the question "Weird, who inhales cigars and pipes?" i mean evryone who's having a drink in a coffe shop..it is enough that one peaple to smoke near to you and involuntary you will inhal the smoke
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    It's true you don't inhale when you smoke a cigar. but there is still the second hand smoke.

    EH.

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