Cigars And Pipes Also Cause Lung Disease

In Local News on February 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

Here’s a link to a very interesting article about a study that found smoking cigars and pipes, even if you don’t inhale, puts you at greater risk for lung disease like COPD.

Researchers Michael Steinberg and Cristine Delnevo said the findings were particularly important as cigars and pipes are still often seen as emblems of “sophistication, affluence, education and celebration” and people had the mistaken belief that not inhaling the smoke meant it was not harmful.

“These images largely fostered by the tobacco industry, perpetuate the idea that these products play a suitable role in our society,” they said in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


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