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is smoking weed as bad as smoking cigarettes

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased i ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: Marijuana smoke has bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are r ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Particulates: Male asks why cigarettes do not arouse cough like "weed". Most cigarettes have filters that remove tars and particulates. Cannabis is smoke ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Quit smoking!: There is no benefit to smoking either tobacco or marijuana. Check out http://www.Plosone.Org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.Pone.0044864. Your ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Smoking: Smoking of any substance irritates tissues everywhere it touches. So while cannibus is not tobacco, there are still risks associated. Some studies hav ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
In a few hours: Your anxiety from smoking marijuana should disappear within a few hours as the effects of the marijuana dissipate, but will likely come back every tim ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: The effects of smoking marijuana generally last just a few hours- the effects will wane hour by hour and within 6-8 hours you will likely be feeling n ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
YES: It is slow suicide!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Don't smoke: People may think they know something is bad but that doesn't mean they understand how bad. Minimizing dangers of cigarette smoking and peer pressure e ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Smoking cigarettes is always bad. You are inhaling toxic smoke---nicotine, arsenic, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, etc., whether jus ... Read More

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