Cigar smoking 'may be just as harmful as cigarette smoking'

November 10, 2014 8:06 AM

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Cigar smoking 'may be just as harmful as cigarette smoking'

The research team, led by Dr. Jiping Chen, an epidemiologist in the Office of Science at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products, says their findings revealed that cigar smokers had much higher levels of toxic substances in their body than non-smokers.

Furthermore, cigar smokers had concentrations of a specific carcinogenic at levels comparable with cigarette smokers.

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