Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Are Cigars Safer than Cigarettes?

Friday, 02 November 2012 04:11 PM

Question: My husband smokes cigars and he says they are not nearly as bad as cigarettes because he doesn’t inhale. Is this true?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Your husband is wrong. Cigars are every bit as bad as cigarettes. He does inhale, but it is not the same direct purposeful inhalation that cigarette smokers engage in, which delivers nicotine and carcinogens to their bronchial airways and lungs. He needs to do a little more reading on the harm and damage from secondhand smoke, and should to realize the danger his cigar smoking is posing to himself and his loved ones.

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In a word: No. Cigars pose similar risks to cigarette smoking.
Friday, 02 November 2012 04:11 PM
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