Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Cigar Smoking Growing Popularity Among Young Adults

Cigar smoking is currently a popular trend in the United States, especially among young men and women. It is fueled in part by the efforts of the tobacco industry to glamorize cigars and the willingness of movie stars and athletes to be photographed smoking cigars. Especially for women, the industry seems to have tapped into an impulse among some to be slightly outrageous, to do something a little over the line, to be freed from old restrictions and stereotypes. Teenagers and young adults may be particularly vulnerable because of the mistaken idea that cigars are a safe alternative to cigarettes. In reality, cigars greatly increase the risk of lung and oral cancers; and they deliver a large, addictive dose of nicotine.

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- Little Bro