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Time to Quit Cubans? Cigar May Hurt as Much as Cigarettes

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Cigars may be as bad for your health as cigarettes, particularly among experienced smokers who deeply inhale the toxic substances they contain.

Cigar smokers have elevated levels of potentially cancer-causing ingredients in their blood and urine, a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found. The amount of NNAL, a carcinogen which comes only from tobacco, was as high in daily cigar smokers as those who regularly smoke cigarettes, according to the report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.