My husband smokes cigars, not cigarettes, and I can’t convince him that cigar smoke is just as bad for the people around him as cigarette smoke.
Queenie, maybe if he reads it in the newspaper he will believe it.—Smokey’s Wife
Dear Smokey’s Wife,
The American Cancer Society says cigars give off more smoke than cigarettes because they are larger than cigarettes so they have more tobacco and burn longer, and all tobacco smoke can cause cancer.
Cigar smoke is not “just as bad” as cigarette smoke, it is much worse.