Cigars and pipe tobacco are harmful and are not risk-free alternatives to smoking. They're addictive. They can cause serious health problems.
- Smoking cigars and pipes can increase the risk of cancers of the lung, head, and neck.
- Smoking cigars and pipes may increase the risk of heart disease.
Current as of: March 22, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Michael F. Bierer MD - Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine