Do You Inhale Cigar Smoke? What Happens If You Do?

In general, you are not supposed to inhale cigar smoke.

If you do, you’re not alone. In fact, some people believe that inhaling cigar smoke is a good way to get more out of the experience. And that’s true—to a point.

But what happens if you inhale too much? What is the effect of inhaling cigar smoke on your health?

Inhaling cigar smoke is a controversial topic. Some people think it’s okay to inhale cigar smoke, while others believe it’s not. In truth, inhaling cigar smoke is not great for your health and can lead to lung damage.

Cigar smoking is a very different experience than cigarette smoking. Cigars are meant to be enjoyed slowly and carefully, which means that you should take your time inhaling the smoke.

Cigars are meant to be enjoyed as a relaxing treat, with the enjoyment that comes from appreciating the flavors and aromas of the cigar. You’re supposed to take your time inhaling the smoke; at least, that’s the most common thing to do. In smoking, it’s even possible to taste hints of chocolate, coffee, and honey. However, inhaling cigar smoke can lead to health problems like lung cancer. It’s estimated that smoking just one cigar a day for one year already increases your risk of having lung cancer by a large percentage.

When you inhale a cigar, you’ll notice that it’s thicker than cigarette smoke, so it takes longer for your body to absorb it. That’s why it’s important not to rush through your cigar—enjoy it as if it were a fine wine or scotch!

You can indeed inhale cigar smoke, but there are some things that might make it worth your while to think twice before doing so.

You’re being hard on your lungs!

Probably, you’re someone who hasn’t smoked yet, or you’re new to the cigar world. Most cigar smokers don’t inhale the smoke. They let it stay in their mouth as they taste it, or at most, they would retrohale. 

Even to those old smokers, inhaling cigars could still lead to coughing, much less someone new to smoking. This can be pretty dangerous for your lungs over time. Even if you’re an overall healthy person, you might develop diseases related to the lungs. 

Additionally, inhaling cigar smoke can cause an increase in the production of mucus in your body—which is something that can make it harder for your body to fight off infections like colds and flu.

Chances are, you’ll develop a disease.

You’re not supposed to inhale cigar smoke. Only someone who’s used to it can do it smoothly, and even they are still ruining their health.

Inhaling cigar smoke can lead to lung cancer, bronchitis, emphysema, dental problems, hearing loss, and vision loss, so it’s best to avoid it altogether. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the experience of smoking a cigar—you have to go about it in a different way!

Actually, that’s not everything. You might be surprised if I say you can develop problems such as diabetes, heart problems, and even fertility problems if you smoke. How would it affect your fertility? It will be more difficult for women to get pregnant, and for men, it would reduce their sperm quality.

Retrohaling a Cigar

You’re landing in this article could be because you want to improve your smoking experience. If so, you should learn how to do a retrohale! 

Retrohaling is a technique used in cigar smoking that allows you to get the full flavor of the smoke. It’s actually pretty easy to do!

To start, take a puff and hold it in for a few seconds. When you’re ready, blow out through your nose and mouth simultaneously. This will give you more flavor than just inhaling the smoke through your mouth. It’s also easier on your throat! It should be smooth and easy. If it feels like you’re sucking in too much air, try taking smaller puffs and holding them longer before blowing out. 


In general, it is better to pull the cigar smoke into your mouth, taste the smoke and blow it out. This is the way most people enjoy cigars.

If you’re thinking about taking up cigar smoking as a hobby or want to try it out for fun, remember that inhaling cigar smoke isn’t going to be good for your lungs or your health in general—and could even be dangerous for those who aren’t used to smoking. While you can get more flavor from inhaling a cigar, it’s best not to inhale its smoke into your lungs. 

Best of luck to cigar smokers out there. Every smoker is prone to disease, but it is important to remember that you can always reduce the risk.