Pipe and Cigar Smoking Not as “Safe” as Some Think

Some smoker’s switch to pipe and cigar smoking thinking these are much less risky alternatives to cigarettes. Researchers assessed lung function in 3500 participants that ranged in age from 45 to 84 years. Cigar and pipe smokers who did not smoke cigarettes had 2.3 times the odds of airflow obstruction than never-smokers, while those who smoked cigarettes and pipes and cigars had 3.4 times the odds. This underscores the fact that there is really no safe dose of tobacco smoke.

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