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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Smoking and Tobacco
Black and Milds
How bad is it if I smoke just 2 Black and Milds per week? Obviously the effects can`t be easily determined, but I`m jut looking for a general answer that could help me decide if i should continue
There is no way to quantify your risk. Obviously Black and Milds are cigars rather than cigarettes and they deliver far more bad stuff: carinogens, carbon monoxide, nicotine, formaldehyde, etc., than regular cigarettes. But you are smoking fewer of them. I might liken it to jumping off a two- or three-story balcony versus jumping off a six-story balcony. It depends on how you hit. The question for you is ... do you really need this?
Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University