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Risks of Smoking Cigars and Pipes

Overview

Cigars and pipe tobacco are harmful and are not risk-free alternatives to smoking. They're addictive. They can cause serious health problems.

  • Smoking cigars and pipes can increase the risk of cancers of the lung, head, and neck.
  • Smoking cigars and pipes may increase the risk of heart disease.

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Current as of: August 2, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Michael F. Bierer MD - Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine

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