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Cigar smoking issues

Since cigar smokers usually smoke less often than cigarette smokers, they may think their habit is a safe one. They would be mistaken. Cigar tobacco contains more nitrate than cigarette tobacco, so the smoke it produces contains more nitrogen oxide, ammonia, and tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are especially carcinogenic. Cigar smoke is also absorbed more readily than cigarette smoke…

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