Can you get cancer from cigars?

No? Curious to know – Xochielt Sanchez

Answer by Joachim Pense:

Cigar smoke is not inhaled (or at least not meant to be inhaled), because cigar smoke (which is chemically a bit different from cigarette smoke) enters the blood circulation not via the lungs but via the oral mucuosa. So, you are unlikely to get lung cancer from cigars, but you can get oral cancer. Sigmund Freud is an example.

Disclaimer – I am neither a doctor nor a medical student.

Can you get cancer from cigars?


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