The Dangers Of Smoking Cigars

Many people assume that cigars are safer than cigarettes because they usually are not fully inhaled by most smokers. Not true.

  • Regular cigar smokers are almost twice as likely as nonsmokers to develop cancer of the mouth, throat or lung, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1999;
  • In 1996, 26.7 percent of teens 14-19 reported smoking a cigar during the previous year.
  • The average cigar has carcinogens equal to 2.5 cigarettes, while larger cigars can contain the equivalent of an entire pack;

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Cigar smoking has surged over the past 20 years. Consumption has been driven by a variety of factors, including the misperception that they are safer than cigarettes.

Plus, many misguided actors and politicians have glorified cigars as a sign of success.

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