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There is a common perception that pipe smoking is not as hazardous to the health as cigarette smoking. Pipe smoking also has a more respectable image and even has an intellectual association. Many famous academics, and clever men, have been pipe smokers. Such eminent pipe smokers include, Mark Twain, Bertrand Russell and Einstein. So, is pipe smoking, in reality, less injurious to health than cigarette smoking? Is it injurious to health at all?

Pipe Smoking and Health?

In fact early studies seemed to suggest that the correlation between pipe smoking and health was a positive one, and that pipe smoking seemed to increase life expectancy in comparison to non-smokers! Perhaps, pipe tobacco and, more importantly, pipe smoke, is less harmful than cigarette smoke and may even be beneficial. Pipe smoke does indeed differ from cigarette smoke and while cigarette smoke has an acidic quality, pipe smoke is alkaline in nature. Clearly the smell difference between the two types of tobacco smoke is very obvious. Cigarette smoke is acrid and not pleasant while pipe smoke has an aromatic quality which many, even non-smokers, consider pleasing.

To Inhale or not to Inhale

The most notable difference between the two activities is that pipe smokers, generally, don't inhale their smoke, but keep it within the mouth. In this way, unlike cigarette smokers, little smoke should actually enter the lungs. Although a lot of research has been directed to looking at cigarette smoking and health, there is little solid scientific research with regard to pipe smoking and health. Part of the problem lies with the small number of pipe smokers when compared with cigarette smokers, a group that has been in decline since the 1960's. The best data on smoking relies on a large sample size, something that is difficult to achieve with such a small smoking group. Statistics from the UK (2001) indicated that only about 2% of men smoked a pipe at time of sampling, whilst about 27% smoked cigarettes. And remember, pipe smoking is the exclusive preserve of men- when was the last time did you see a woman with pipe?

Pipe Smoking and Health- The Evidence

Is it possible to make any reliable conclusions on the effect of pipe smoking and health when samples sizes are small and studies few and far between? A recent, large American study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, involving over 15,000 pipe smokers made the following conclusions: They found that pipe smokers showed an increased risk for cancer, heart disease and stroke. In particular, an increase in incidence of the following cancers was observed: colon, oesophagus, lung, oropharynx, larynx and pancreas.

Pipe Smoking and Health- The Verdict

It should come as no surprise; all forms of tobacco consumption, whether chewed, smoked or taken as snuff are bad for your health. It does seem that overall pipe smoking is less hazardous to health than cigarette smoking, although it can still have serious health effects. All tobacco contains carcinogens and nicotine, both of which are absorbed through the buccal mucosa and the nasal cavity, in pipe smokers. You don't necessary have to inhale the smoke into your lungs to absorb the numerous poisonous chemicals present in tobacco. So, for pipe smoking and health, the verdicts in, and it's all bad.


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