all cigarettes have health risks,its just up to you whether you want to take the risk
The Phantom Lord
I'll go with what Andy S said. Herbal cigarettes can be just as bad as regular ones.
If you do, only get the honeyrose light or NTB, as the others taste horrible. Yes they are bad for you, as the only thing in cigarettes that isn't harmful is nicotine, so the herbal cigarettes still contain tar and all the other things.
I had them for the first two days of giving up as I was walking the walls to not have something with a coffee, then I found the Allen Carr book which I would read while drinking coffee and it helped me to not want anything.
The main thing at the moment is to get free of nicotine addiction so if you really need something then do it for a short time, but believe me, they don't taste that good or give you a hit like cigarettes do, so I would stick to nicotine gum.
herbal or the run of the mill cigarettes, are all disgusting
Nicotine itself isn't the actual substance that messes up your lungs, it in and of itself is relatively harmless, just dependence forming. The tar is actually a product of burning plant matter, as SkepDoc mentions, the lungs are designed for inhaling smoke. Most of the health risks from smoking are from the fact that you're burning something and inhaling the result into your lungs. It doesn't matter what it is, it's the products of combustion that are dangerous. Marijuana, herbs, tobacco, you could smoke wheat germ and it would still be damaging. The method and type of substance smoked only alter the potential damage subtly.
The lungs have not evolved to deal with inhaled smoke and particulate matter. Chronic inhalation of smoke can lead to emphysema, infection, or lung cancer.
Burning herbs, tobacco or marijuana....same difference.
"Logically".....any burning plant material has tar and probably several hundred other chemicals and gases and particulate matter. FYI, nicotine isn't dangerous or a carcinogen...it's just the addictive chemical.
Every time you inhale smoke, you put your health at risk. The source of the smoke in this case is various herbs, those are plants and they release chemicals when burned.
Any time you inhale any smoke...whether from tobacco or a house that's burning down or even herbal blends...you run the risk of lung damage.
Smoke + Lungs = bad
only heart disease, emphysema, lung cancer, and death
There is little long term evidence about their safety, but what little exists suggests that they are at least as toxic and dangerous as conventional tobacco! They boast no nicotine, but of course it is the tars from burning organic material that causes the damage, the nicotine feeds the addiction