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Cigarettes, Cigars & Pipes

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Cigarettes, Cigars and Pipes


A cigarette is any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco. It is the most widely used tobacco product in the United States.

Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic. About 70 are known to cause cancer. The chemicals in cigarette smoke also affect those around you. Breathing secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to both children and adults.

Cigars & Pipes

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From 2000 to 2011, the use of non-cigarette smoked tobacco products increased. The largest increases were pipe tobacco—used for roll-your-own cigarettes—and large cigars.

Cigars are large, rolled bundles of dried and cured tobacco. There are three major types of cigars sold in the U.S.:

  • Large cigars
  • Cigarillos
  • Little cigars

Like cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco smoke contain toxic and cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals are harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers. Unlike cigarettes, cigars sold in the U.S. are permitted to be manufactured with flavors. This masks the harshness of tobacco and appeals to youth and young adults.

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