Study: cigars just as bad as cigarettes

November 10, 2014 9:03 PM

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"Cigar smoking exposes users to similar types of harmful and cancer-causing agents as cigarette smoking," said Dr. Chen.

The study -- which was published last week in the latest issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention -- looked at five chemical signatures of tobacco exposure in 25,500 patients. Analysis showed cigar smokers, regardless of whether they also smoked cigarettes or not, had elevat...

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