Cigar smoking has been a popular pastime for centuries, but the prevalence of women cigar smokers has changed over time. In the 1990s, the prevalence of permanent smoking among women showed little change with age. However, in recent years, cigar consumption has increased dramatically among young men in Massachusetts and across the United States. This increase has been accompanied by an increase in cigar-related promotional activities. The results of a study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) showed that cigar smokers were three times more likely than non-smokers to believe that switching from cigarettes to cigars reduces the smoker's chances of getting sick.
Former cigarette smokers were the most likely to believe that cigarettes are a safer alternative. This suggests that some former or current cigarette smokers may be turning to cigars as a “safe alternative”.However, it is important to note that the health risks associated with cigar smoking are much greater than those associated with cigarettes. Cigar smokers have been shown to inhale more deeply than those who have never smoked, and this deeper inhalation increases the health risks significantly. Therefore, it is important to continue monitoring trends in the marketing and advertising of cigars over the next few years. Tobacco use rates have generally declined over time, and this page describes the change in the rates of cigarettes and other types of tobacco among adults and young people, including current consumption, quitting, and the average number of cigarettes smoked per day.
It is also important to note that a new trend among tobacco companies is to change the fermentation process to make cigarette smoke easier to inhale. In conclusion, while cigar consumption has increased among young men in recent years, it has remained consistently low among women. The results of this study suggest that some former or current cigarette smokers may be turning to cigars as a “safe alternative”, but it is important to remember that the health risks associated with cigar smoking are much greater than those associated with cigarettes.