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Risks of Smoking Cigars and Pipes

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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: March 21, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
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