Cigars produce a more toxic form of secondhand smoke than cigarettes, so don't think that sitting in a cigar bar and not smoking isn't doing you any harm. And although cigar smokers claim not to inhale, this is often not true. Most former cigarette smokers continue to inhale when they take up the cigar habit.
Cigar smokers are more likely to get cancers of the lip, mouth, pharynx, and esophagus than cigarette smokers, and are about six times more likely than nonsmokers. Such cancers can often be fatal; even when they're not fatal, they can age and disfigure you. No comments, please, about Winston Churchill and George Burns. Although we don't know why these cigar smokers were fortunate enough to live so long (perhaps good genes or good habits), we do know that other well-known cigar smokers such as Babe Ruth and Ulysses S. Grant died young from throat cancers caused by cigars. Smoking one cigar a day makes your RealAge (physiologic age) 2.6 years older. Smoking five cigars a day makes your RealAge eight years older.
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