Your Favorite Cigars Could Be Hurting You More Than You Think
Blacks suffer from lung cancer more than any other population group in the U.S. The percentage of Black men diagnosed with lung cancer each year is at least 30% higher than among white men, even though they have similar rates of smoking as white men.
In fact, Black men tend to smoke fewer cigarettes per day than white male smokers. While Black women are less likely to smoke than white women, they are about as likely to develop lung cancer and die from lung cancer as white women.
The fact is smokers who think cigars (Black n’ Milds, Swishers) or pipes are somehow safer than cigarettes may want to think again.
According to a new study, researchers tracked the health and habits of more than 357,000 Americans from 1985 to 2011 and found that, compared to people who had never smoked, people who regularly smoked only cigarettes had double the risk of death in that time frame, from whatever the cause.
Furthermore, they had quadruple the