Cigars vs Cigarettes: The lesser of two cancer causing evils

Cigars vs Cigarettes: The lesser of two cancer causing evils

While both cigars and cigarettes contain tobacco, there are
some differences between these two forms of smoking. The obvious, visible
difference is that a cigar is wrapped in leaf tobacco, while a cigarette is
wrapped in paper that does not contain tobacco. In general, cigars are bigger,
more expensive, last longer and thicker, and have more tobacco.

Regardless, both types can cause cancer.

One cigar can contain as much tobacco as one pack of cigarettes,
which is close to 200 mg of nicotine. Cigarettes contain about 10 mg of
nicotine. Therefore, cigars are typically saved for special occasions and
events. Cigar smoking is often considered more sophisticated. They’re more
popular in the U.S. then other places in the world, and more popular among men
than women. Cigars have a masculine appeal and are associated with capitalism. Statistics
show that 21% of adults smoke cigarettes, while 2.2% of adults smoke cigars.… Read the rest