Impact on your health
Smoke from cigars and pipes can be harmful to your health as well. Many people who smoke cigars and pipes do not inhale - but they have more risk of getting cancer of the lip, mouth, tongue or throat. Most people who switch from cigarettes to pipes do inhale. Inhaling smoke into the lungs transmits toxins deep into the respiratory system and can cause chronic diseases such as cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - bidis and kreteks
A fact sheet on the health effects of bidis and kreteks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - betel quid with tobacco
Information on betel quid and the effects of them