Cigars just as harmful to health as cigarettes, study says

November 10, 2014 4:34 PM

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Cigars just as harmful to health as cigarettes, study says

Cigar smokers are thought to inhale less smoke than cigarette smokers, leading some people to believe they pose fewer health risks than cigarettes.But new research published in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that isn’t so.

In fact, among the analysis of about 25,500 individuals— including smokers and non-smokers— the study authors found that cigar smokers had higher levels of toxic substances in their bodies compared to non-smokers, Medical News Today reported. They also had concentrations of a specific carcinogen at ...

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