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Which is worse: Cigars or Cigarettes

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Nothing000
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Nov16-06, 04:33 AM
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I know what you all are going to say: They are both bad for you!!! But I want to find out which one is really worse for you.

I of course know that smoking one cigar is worse than smoking one cigarette. But I was wondering what would be worse: smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, or smoking one cigar a day?
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Nov16-06, 04:40 AM
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cigarettes are worse
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Nov16-06, 05:20 AM
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They are both bad for you!!!

I strongly advise against both, as they can kill you.

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Nov16-06, 06:03 AM
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Which is worse: Cigars or Cigarettes

Well.. i heard a cigar is like 10 cigarettes... so i take it cigars are worse :P
Anttech
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Nov16-06, 06:18 AM
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Cigar smokers generally dont inhail, whether that makes a difference or not I dont know.
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Nov16-06, 07:51 AM
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Cigar smokers generally dont inhail, whether that makes a difference or not I dont know.
Ya, I forgot to mention that.

I also forgot to mention that I am asking this question since I recently started smoking cigars (I am sure most of you realized that already from the way the post was written). But I don't inhale. And yes, I know it is still bad. They are both bad; we can all agree on that. But does anyone have any factual info on the health difference between cigarettes and cigars?
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Nov16-06, 08:07 AM
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Ya, I forgot to mention that.

I also forgot to mention that I am asking this question since I recently started smoking cigars (I am sure most of you realized that already from the way the post was written). But I don't inhale. And yes, I know it is still bad. They are both bad; we can all agree on that. But does anyone have any factual info on the health difference between cigarettes and cigars?
You can find lots of facts on the internet. I think cigar smokers (who don't inhale) possess a greater oral cavity cancer (of any kind) potential. Inhaling any type of cigar is pure madness. Further on, I think it looks pretty stupid, specially if you're younger, but suit yourself.
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Nov16-06, 08:15 AM
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How the hell do you know I am younger. I could easilly be in my early 130's for all you know.

Hey, do you like the deftones?
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Nov16-06, 08:24 AM
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How the hell do you know I am younger. I could easilly be in my early 130's for all you know.

Hey, do you like the deftones?
I said, if you're younger. It's only a possibility.
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Nov16-06, 08:30 AM
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Good. Because I am in fact 132 years YOUNG. Hey, homes, do you like Deftones? And more important, do like Beastie Boys?
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I think it is gross that Havana cigars are rolled into shape on the thighs of Cuban women.
So, just cigarettes for me.
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Cuban's are lovely... I only smoke 'em at special occasions, like new Year. Takes me a good few hours to finish them.
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Other areas are probably different. Here, it's the addatives in cigarette tobacco that make them worse. I always inhale cigars and pipes when I smoke them, but that's just because they aren't too far removed from the unfiltered cigarettes that I use. I pretty much gave up both of them with the advent of the emphysema because they're too harsh. Still working on the cigarette thing.
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Nov16-06, 07:48 PM
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Cigars, not inhaled.
Approximately 50% of people with oral cancer will live more than 5 years after diagnosis and treatment. If the cancer is detected early, before it has spread to other tissues, the cure rate is nearly 75%. Unfortunately, more than 50% of oral cancers are advanced at the time the cancer is detected. Most have spread to the throat or neck.

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Lung cancer is the most lethal of cancers worldwide, causing up to 3 million deaths annually. Only one in ten patients diagnosed with this disease will survive the next five years.

So its just a matter of chooseing which way you perfer to die. I have seen the bodies from both kinds of deaths, neither is very pretty.
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Nov16-06, 08:47 PM
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I have seen the bodies from both kinds of deaths, neither is very pretty.
What the #$!% do you do for a living!
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Nov17-06, 12:48 AM
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What about pipe smoking? Not that I'd consider it... I don't smoke... I just sometimes like the smell of someone who does. A mild cigarette smoke reminds me of a good girl-friend, stronger cigarettes of some European pals, etc... and well, I was walking down the street this past week and someone on the other sidewalk was smoking a pipe... and I inhaled the smell of some memories... and it was kinda nice. Could I encourage someone to smoke an occasional pipe without enormous amounts of guilt? I already know a few guys that smoke an occasional cigar. Cigars vs. pipe? Anyone know?
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Nov17-06, 01:23 AM
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Quote Quote by physics girl phd
What about pipe smoking? Not that I'd consider it... I don't smoke... I just sometimes like the smell of someone who does. A mild cigarette smoke reminds me of a good girl-friend, stronger cigarettes of some European pals, etc... and well, I was walking down the street this past week and someone on the other sidewalk was smoking a pipe... and I inhaled the smell of some memories... and it was kinda nice. Could I encourage someone to smoke an occasional pipe without enormous amounts of guilt? I already know a few guys that smoke an occasional cigar. Cigars vs. pipe? Anyone know?
My dad smoked a pipe and I bought him a humidor for his pipe tobacco, it smelled so good.

I know someone that smokes a pipe and he doesn't believe me that it won't bother me. There is so much difference between cigarette and pipe smoke.
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Nov17-06, 10:16 AM
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Quote Quote by Nothing000
How the hell do you know I am younger. I could easilly be in my early 130's for all you know.

Hey, do you like the deftones?
in that case I would advise chocolate with sigar taste.


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