Does smoking cigars cause lung cancer?

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MSBKyle
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17 Feb 2021, 2:35 pm

If you regularly smoke cigars instead of cigarettes, are you still as likely to get lung cancer? I was wondering because Rush Limbaugh passed away today of lung cancer and he was an avid cigar smoker. Would you say that his cigar smoking caused him to get lung cancer?



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17 Feb 2021, 4:02 pm

MSBKyle wrote:
Does smoking cigars cause lung cancer?
Yes.


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18 Feb 2021, 3:39 pm

Yes, I believe so.


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21 Sep 2021, 11:58 am

There are risks but it doesn't happen overnight. A lot of things can trigger a lung cancer, but yep, cigars can too...



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09 Oct 2021, 10:05 am

MSBKyle wrote:
If you regularly smoke cigars instead of cigarettes, are you still as likely to get lung cancer? I was wondering because Rush Limbaugh passed away today of lung cancer and he was an avid cigar smoker. Would you say that his cigar smoking caused him to get lung cancer?


You don't inhale cigar or pipe smoke. The tobacco is much stronger than that used in cigarettes and the nicotine is absorbed by the tissues of the mouth. So it is less likely to cause lung cancer than cigs are. But it is a big cause of mouth cancer.



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09 Oct 2021, 10:25 am

All smoking has the ability to cause cancer.



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09 Jan 2022, 3:49 pm

Vaping (probably) a lot safer



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09 Jan 2022, 6:00 pm

enz wrote:
Vaping (probably) a lot safer.
No.  Vapers are still inhaling chemicals into their lung, where those chemicals stay and damage lung tissue.



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09 Jan 2022, 10:06 pm

cigars are a terrible thing to do to your health.



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17 Jan 2022, 5:39 am

It certainly doesn't help. Cigars are harmful as are cigarettes and vaping. If you smoke anything like that your going to have increased chances of getting lung cancer and various other health problems.



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17 Jan 2022, 6:48 am

You probably won’t get lung cancer… mouth cancer or throat cancer will get you first.

… best avoid.


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17 Jan 2022, 5:58 pm

The chances of any ill health effects are pretty low unless you're hot boxing them constantly, I actually inquired with my insurance company because I was trying to accurately fill out their tobacco use declaration, and what they said was they don't care unless you're smoking more than 2 a day. Forget doctors and scientists, when an insurance company declines to jack up your rates because you do something, I take that seriously. 2 cigars per day is a lot, both in time and money, I don't know anyone who smokes even close to that frequently.


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18 Jan 2022, 2:38 am

Cigar Smoking Can
Cause Lung Cancer And Heart Disease



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18 Jan 2022, 2:39 am

Probably. Mouth Cancer too.


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24 Jan 2022, 4:27 am

It can cause pancreatic cancer. It’s very bad. I’ve recently started using a Nicorette inhaler and that helps a lot.



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24 Jan 2022, 5:44 am

charlesah wrote:
I’ve recently started using a Nicorette inhaler and that helps a lot.


For cigars? I don't know that I've ever heard of anyone getting addicted to them.


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