These articles always interest me. I remember on CNN's Larry King, seeing a doctor talk briefly about smoking, and he said the biggest problem with cigars is that it often converts people in to cigarette smokers. His accepting attitude made me feel like he was a fellow cigar lover. Let's admit it, many Doctors are puffing away on the golf course and elsewhere.
I have to admit that I do not understand health risk percentages very well. If I were to add up all my percentage increases of premature death, (like the 10% for cigar smoking in this article) I am well over 150% dead... The funny thing is, despite my poor diet, heavy drinking lack of exercise, and of course cigar smoking, I rarely get sick and usually feel pretty good (exception: the morning after if I drink too much).
I think a many people forget about the power of the mind, the adverse affects of stress on it, and ultimately how that affects the body. I am not a doctor, but I am speaking from my own experience, and I honestly believe that living a happy is the healthiest thing that we can do.
True Cigar Advice: If smoking makes you happy, do it!