Saturday, October 31, 2009
Is smoking cigars once or twise a month bad?
Like being pregnant, a person is either a smoker or he's not. Being a smoker carries incerdible health risks. Cigar smoke is no less deadly and dibilitating than cigarrette smoke.
As we get older we need to take better care of ourselves. The family of Peter Jennings and MANY other people who've died of smoking related diseases will tell you that smoking is like kissing your murderer... the killer who will either kill you outright, or rob you of a few healthy years you can have with your loved ones. Either way, it's not worth it... even if it tasted or smelled better than it does.
no its not bad now if you smoked 1 everyday mybe but if you just smoke 1 or 2 a month its not bad at all
Even though people smoke cigars for different reasons, the fact is, like cigarettes, cigars can become addictive. Nicotine is the substance in tobacco that causes addiction. Most cigars have as much nicotine as several cigarettes. One cigarette has about 1 to 2 milligrams of nicotine, while many popular brands of cigars will contain between 100 and 200 milligrams, or as even many as 444 milligrams of nicotine.
If cigar smokers inhale, nicotine is absorbed as rapidly as it is with cigarettes. For those who do not inhale, it is absorbed more slowly through the lining of the mouth. The smoke of cigars dissolves more easily in saliva than cigarette smoke. Therefore, the desired dose of nicotine can be achieved without the need to inhale the smoke into the lungs. People who use oral tobacco products absorb nicotine the same way. Both inhaled and non-inhaled nicotine are highly addictive. Cigar smoking increases your risk of death from several cancers, including: lung
oral cavity (lip, tongue, mouth, throat)
esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach)
larynx (voice box) Studies have shown that male cigar smokers are 4 to 10 times more likely to die from oral and laryngeal cancers than nonsmokers. In addition, when saliva containing cigar smoke chemicals is swallowed, the esophagus is exposed to carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). The death rate from esophageal cancer is several times higher in male cigar smokers than in males who have never smoked. If you inhale, cigar smoking appears to be linked to death from cancer of the pancreas and bladder, as well. The study also found that for those cigar smokers who inhale, the risks are increased for other types of cancer. Compared to nonsmokers, cigar smokers who inhale deeply: are 6 times more likely to die from oral cancer
are 39 times more likely to die from cancer of the larynx
face more than twice the risk of death from pancreatic cancer
face more than 3 times the risk of death from bladder cancer
Not if your Monika Lewinski!
I dont think its bad at all because you do not exhale it through your lungs. You just keep the smoke in your mouth
Smoking no matter how often is bad for you and just having the smoke in your mouth can cause cancer there as well. Would you happily breath in smoke from a fire one or twice a month? Same thing!!
%26lt;%26gt;Smoke 'em if you got 'em. I smoke about 1 cigar a week. I an not addicted to them, some times I go for months without smoking 1. The bottom line is everything is bad for you if you do enough of it. Moderation is the key. Do what you like, don't let the smoking Nazis tell you how to act. If you please, or even worse, appease them now, what's next? My only recommendation is, buy good cigars. for 1-2 a month buy the best you can afford. $5-10 for a cigar is not too much when you use them as a gift to yourself.
I smoke only when having a drink, so i'm on 20 bottles a day!! No, seriously, I will embrace the no smoking laws next month because I won't be bothered to go outside of a pub/bar and have a puff and that will be an end to it for me.
Any smoke drawn into the lungs will have long-term effects and you know it... So stop if you want to, carry on if you don't - it's your health so be happy in what you choose to do with it.
Not very bad for you, but a right pain in the butt for other people who have to put up with the stink.