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Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos Module 7 Tobacco 101: Module 7 3 Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos Little cigars contain many of the same harmful.

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3 Tobacco 101: Module 7 3 Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos Little cigars contain many of the same harmful chemicals as in cigarettes. Cigarillos are NOT safer just because they “look” more natural. Is smoking a cigar less harmful than smoking a cigarette? No, smoking cigarillos or little cigars is just as harmful as smoking cigarettes. Cigarette Little cigar Cigarillo (tipped) Cigarillo

4 Tobacco 101: Module 7 4 Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos Taking the liner paper out of the tube of cigarillos (also called hyping or freaking) does NOT reduce harm. Does taking out the liner paper make smoking a cigar healthier? No, it is the tobacco inside that really causes the harm.

5 Tobacco 101: Module 75 Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos Slide 3: –Smokefree.gov. “Answers About Black and Milds, Swisher Sweets, and Other Little Cigars and Cigarillos,” accessed January 10, 2012, –American Cancer Society “What Are the Health Risks of Smoking Pipes or Cigars?” questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-pipes-cigars questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-pipes-cigars –American Legacy Foundation “Cigars, Cigarillos, & Little Cigars Fact Sheet.” Slide 4: –Smokefree.gov. “Answers About Black and Milds, Swisher Sweets, and Other Little Cigars and Cigarillos,” accessed January 10, 2012, –American Legacy Foundation “Cigars, Cigarillos, & Little Cigars Fact Sheet.” References

6 Tobacco 101: Module 76 Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos Slides 1 and 2: Photographs courtesy of iStockphoto. Slide 3: Photographs courtesy of RTI International. Slide 4: Photograph courtesy of iStockphoto. Photographs are used for illustrative purposes only, and any persons depicted are models. Photograph Credits

7 Prepared by Sterling Fulton-Smith, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Sandhya Joshi, RTI International; Caley Burrus, Duke University; Ronny Bell, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity; and Barri Burrus, RTI International. March 2012


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