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Old 02-22-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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Smoking in Moderation

I smoke a cigar or cloved ciggarettes about once a month. I inhale the ciggarettes and just puff the cigars. Once a month i will have either 1 cigar, or maybe 3 cloved cigs in 1 sitting. My question to you is, is this bad for my health? Am i more likely to get cancer then if i didn't smoke at all?

Make sure you know what your talking about before you post. I know half of you are going to say that i will get cancer so don't do it. Really? from 1 cigar a month? I find that very hard to believe. I think the affects of smoking go away with a certain period of time, so one a month will not "build" up into a problem. I honestly need a doctors opinion on this but maybe some help from the public will be good as well.

Please don't post saying that i will get addicted! i know these facts already as iv'e done alot of research on the topic. Don't post saying the kinds of cancer i can get, i know that already. I simply want to know -

IS 1 CIGAR A MONTH BAD FOR MY HEALTH~~

 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: Smoking in MOderation

It sounds like you only want to hear one answer.

 
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:51 AM   #3
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Re: Smoking in MOderation

That is one answer that im very sick of hearing honestly. I want to know actualy statistics whether or not its bad or not for you to have a cigar a month. If a doctor comes on and says that it's bad for this and this reasons, i will be very happy with that answer.

 
Old 02-23-2008, 05:25 AM   #4
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Re: Smoking in MOderation

It's difficult to determine what the risks are with such moderation. I'm not a doctor, and this is just my opinion. I did hear of a study, once, that even 'weekend' smokers put themselves at considerable risk. I would think you are less of a 'weekend' smoker and more of an 'occasional' smoker; you risk is probably (but don't quote me) the same as a person around second hand smoke. I think even a doctor would agree that the risks are hard to determine with such behavior, but with the evidence of what smoking does to daily smokers he/she would probably still advice against it.

Anyway, good luck.

 
Old 02-23-2008, 06:16 AM   #5
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Re: Smoking in MOderation

Anything you put into your body can be bad for you, moderation or not. And cancer is not exclusive to smoking. That is a personal chance you want to take but when cancer strikes I am sure it will not be in moderation.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:59 AM   #6
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Re: Smoking in MOderation

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It's difficult to determine what the risks are with such moderation. I'm not a doctor, and this is just my opinion. I did hear of a study, once, that even 'weekend' smokers put themselves at considerable risk. I would think you are less of a 'weekend' smoker and more of an 'occasional' smoker; you risk is probably (but don't quote me) the same as a person around second hand smoke. I think even a doctor would agree that the risks are hard to determine with such behavior, but with the evidence of what smoking does to daily smokers he/she would probably still advice against it.

Anyway, good luck.
Very good advice, thank you. Yes I believe that every doctor would advise against it due to the unknown. I really wish I could find the exact answer im looking for such as ,"1 cigar a month does this to you, or 2 does that to you.... so on and so forth" but i realize that answer may not exist. I will keep searching though. If anyone has some more feedback id be glad to hear it

 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:34 AM   #7
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Re: Smoking in Moderation

Why don't you ask your Doctor..... I suspect that this could be the type of question that you ask 3 Doctors and may get 3 different opinions.

 
Old 02-23-2008, 07:52 PM   #8
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Why don't you ask your Doctor..... I suspect that this could be the type of question that you ask 3 Doctors and may get 3 different opinions.
This is exactly what i was thinking. I think it's a decision i must make for myself based upon my own research. Honestly, smoking is not important enough to me to possibly sacrifice my health, but i do enjoy smoking a cigar with friends from time to time.

 
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