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Dangers of Flavored Cigars and e-
Did you know that each day almost 3,000 youth under 18 smoke a cigar for the first time and 15.7 % of all high school boys are current cigar users? Were you aware that in 2012 some 1.8 million middle and high school students said they tried e-
Increasingly, tobacco products and e-
Little cigars remain unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) even though the Tobacco Control Act prohibited the sale of candy-
As we all know, the use of tobacco products including cigars is unhealthy. Toxic chemicals like those in cigarettes are also found in smoking pipes and cigars. These can cause disease and death. The US Surgeon General and the National Cancer Institute have confirmed that cigar smoking can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, esophagus and lung, as well as heart disease.
The FDA warned that “smoking any kind of tobacco product increases the risk of developing serious health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. Tobacco products that are not smoked, such as snuff and chewing tobacco, have also been shown to cause gum disease and cancers of the mouth”. The FDA is examining options for regulating both menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products other than cigarettes.
In a 2013 report, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expressed concerns about e-