Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Cigars and Pipe Smoking?

While cigarette smoking is the second major cause of pancreatitis behind alcohol consumption, limited research has been done so far on the effect of cigars and pipe smoking. We should assume that cigar and pipe smoking has the same effect as cigarette smoking on your pancreas, as the toxins are hard on the pancreas to process and therefore does damage.

Personally i would take a similar approach to cigarette smoking if i was concerned about pancreatitis. I would essentially stop cigar and pipe smoking until further research is done on the subject. Pancreatitis sufferers are advised to stop smoking cigarettes immediately after contracting the condition so it is best to follow the same advice in relation to cigar and pipe smoking.

Once again consult your local GP or health care professional for advice on the subject. When i see my local doctor i bring a question sheet which is specifically related to the pancreas. The more research you do on diet and lifestyle in relation to the effects on the pancreas the better. I wish you the best of luck in keeping your pancreas healthy.

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