Cigar Smoking

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

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  1. karpems

    karpems Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    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!
    UNECOM Class of 2008
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  3. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier 7+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    The Sea
    Of course, any tobacco product. Not lung, because you don't inhale cigars. Mouth, tongue etc. Ditto for chewing tobacco.
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2000
    "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
  5. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier 7+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    The Sea
    Weird, who inhales cigars and pipes?
  6. cubancigars

    cubancigars New Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    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.

    a response to the question "Weird, who inhales cigars and pipes?" i mean evryone who's having a drink in a coffe is enough that one peaple to smoke near to you and involuntary you will inhal the smoke
  7. erichaj

    erichaj Banned Banned

    Dec 28, 2003
    It's true you don't inhale when you smoke a cigar. but there is still the second hand smoke.


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