Is Cigar Smoking Safe For The Heart -- Compared With Cigarette Smoking?

Question: Is cigar smoking safe for the heart -- compared with cigarette smoking?

Answer: The worst type of tobacco is generally cigarette smoking, so that's the type that we most want you to avoid, with respect to the damaging effects on your heart and your body.

But we also know that cigar smoking or pipe smoking can also be damaging to the heart, and it has other effects that might be damaging to your health as well, including increasing the risk of mouth or lip cancer.

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Photo: Dr. Dolph Hutter
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