I’m thinking of switching to cigars from cigarettes; they are less riskier. This was one of the peculiar responses we received in the recent survey that we carried out to know smokers’ quit-smoking measures.
In reality, both cigars and cigarettes contain nicotine. So, why are they seen in a different light? Is it only a matter of perception, or is one of them really better? Let’s find out.
What Are The Differences Between Cigars And Cigarettes?
Cigars and cigarettes differ from each other with regard to composition, quality and experience. The following tabulation presents points of comparison between cigars and cigarettes.
|Physical features||Big and thick; lasts over 10 minutes||Small; lasts less than 10 minutes|
|Wrapping||Is wrapped in a tobacco leaf||Is wrapped in paper|
|Use of a filter||Tends to be unfiltered||Usually has filtered ends|
|Way of consumption||Smoke is typically left in the mouth.
Nicotine absorption into the bloodstream is lower than in cigarettes
|Smoke is inhaled into the lungs.
Nicotine absorption into the bloodstream is higher than in cigars
|Social perception||Classy and elite; suited for celebration or pompous show; offers a sophisticated sensory experience||Considered addictive and dangerous; offers a pleasurable daily routine|
Is It Better to Smoke Cigars Than Cigarettes?
The nicotine content of 1 cigar may be equivalent to the nicotine content of 1 pack of unfiltered cigarettes. Cigars, like cigarettes, lead to nicotine dependence. If you inhale the smoke of a single cigar, your body gets the nicotine of multiple smoked cigarettes. Even if you don't inhale the nicotine, it is absorbed through the lining of your mouth. Also, secondhand smoke from cigars is as hazardous as secondhand cigarette smoke.
Regular smoking of cigars poses the following health risks:
- Cancers of the lung, oesophagus, larynx, and oral cavity
- Gum disease and tooth loss
- Coronary heart disease
- Lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis
Cigars contain the same toxic and carcinogenic compounds present in cigarettes. They are likely to cause oral cancer, while cigarettes can lead to lung cancer.
Switching from cigarettes to cigars can be more harmful, as smokers tend to inhale the cigar smoke the way they inhale the cigarette smoke. Cigars are in no way safer than cigarettes.
What Must You Do To Quit Smoking?
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- Restore lung health/functions
- Protect vital organs (lungs, heart, brain and skin) from the impact of years of smoking
- Improve lung function
- Increase immunity
- Increase energy and stamina to perform regular activities
- Improve mental health
- Improve sleep quality
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- Quit smoking
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To Sum Up
The most effective approach to reducing smoking or quitting smoking is not to switch to another source of tobacco, but to quit tobacco entirely. Smotect Natural Tablets are perfect to help you quit smoking. They are natural, 100% safe and effective and are highly successful.
So, the next time you see a cigar and feel enticed, remember that both cigars and cigarettes are villains of the same ‘nicotine’ universe.