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Doctor insights on: Carcinogens In Weed

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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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Carcinogen (Definition)

A carcinogen is any substance (including toxins, radiation) that causes cancer. Parenthetically, some carcinogens in other animals (eg rats/mice) may or may not ...Read more


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Why are carcinogens in cigarettes?

Present in tobacco: Carcinogens are present in tobacco. Many are naturally occurring organic chemicals. Tobacco was not meant to be smoked! ...Read more

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What has more carcinogens: marijuana or tobacco?

What has more carcinogens: marijuana or tobacco?

Tobacco: It has been intensely studied, but the lack of studies does not mean there is no risk to inhaling weed, the risk is just less well known and less well proven. The demonizing of marijuana as an 'entry drug' may be true in those susceptible, but it also has led to difficulties studying its effects, . ...Read more

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Does smoke from marijuana vaporizers contain carcinogens?

Does smoke from marijuana vaporizers contain carcinogens?

Yes but not problem: Yes but does not cause increase in cancer, even smoked heavily in joints chronically. ...Read more

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What types of carcinogens are commonly found in tobacco smoke?

What types of carcinogens are commonly found in tobacco smoke?

Chemical and radiati: There are hundreds of chemical carcinogens in tobacco smoke and a radio-isotope of polonium that all contribute to development of cancer. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Nicotine: Multiple chemicals are present but nicotine is the most important because of carcinogenesis and addiction reinforcing features via the reward system. ...Read more

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What's the major harm in smoking weed?

What's the major harm in smoking weed?

None, if . . . : No harm at all, if you don't mind distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, plus difficulty with thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. This adverse effect on intellect can last for days or weeks after the drug wears off. If you also don't mind potential paranoia & psychosis; lung irritation; exposure to carcinogens; heart palpitations; and oligospermia, it's your choice also. ...Read more

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What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

Abstinence: Abstinence (from smokeless tobacco that is). Asking which cancer causing agent you voluntarily put in your mouth is better sounds ridiculous when you ask it that way. Stop using it. Period. ...Read more

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Are the cancer-causing chemicals in cigarettes natural?

Are the cancer-causing chemicals in cigarettes natural?

Mostly: Tobacco is natural and contains a lot of carcinogens, some chemical added during processing may add to the risk. Natural does not mean harmless; rattle snakes are natural too. ...Read more

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Are there carcinogens in the smoke emitted from a meat smoker ?

Yes: You should try to avoid breathing the smoke whether it is just wood smoke or it is smoke from the meat. There is a clear association between eating smoked meats and cancer risk. ...Read more

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Do cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke cause sinus infections in the same manner?

Do cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke cause sinus infections in the same manner?

Possibly yes.: Any kind of smoke is irritating to the nasal passages, causing inflammation and maybe infection/s. ...Read more

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How risky is smoking tobacco in a pipe?

How risky is smoking tobacco in a pipe?

DANGEROUS!: Tobacco, even smoking tobacco in a pipe is a known carcinogen and can cause cancer. There may or may not be less of a risk compared to cigarettes. Why take that chance? I suggest that you stop using it altogether! better safe than sorry. Oral cancer in on the rise! ...Read more

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What chemicals are in smoke?

What chemicals are in smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana associated with lung cancer in the same way as smoking cigarettes?

Is smoking marijuana associated with lung cancer in the same way as smoking cigarettes?

NO- not proven but..: Quoting the national institute of drug abuse: "studies have not found an increased risk of lung cancer in marijuana smokers, as compared with nonsmokers." this from an organization that would no doubt like to say it's bad for you! however, those who smoke marijuana & tobacco and very heavy marijuana users may be at risk. See ...Read more

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What are the mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

What are the mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

Hundreds of Them: Tobacco contains hundreds (perhaps thousands) of toxic and dangerous chemicals. It's difficult to say which is most harmful, or if the combination of all of them is what causes cancer and other problems. There is absolutely no health benefit to tobacco use. There are only negative consequences. Tobacco is definitely a habit you can live without...Literally! ...Read more

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Marijuana versus smoking cigarettes: does smoking weed have tar and all that bad stuff?

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 organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more

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Could inhaling secondhand smoke refer to actually inhaling the actual smokey fumes of the cigarettes or the smell?

Could inhaling secondhand smoke refer to actually inhaling the actual smokey fumes of the cigarettes or the smell?

Both: Second hand smoke includes both the active material exhaled by a smoker or the particulate debris that settles on hair, clothing or objects. If you can smell it you are being exposed and the particulate can sit in your nasal passages and lungs for days. ...Read more