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Is Smoking Weed As Bad As Smoking Cigarettes
Research is mixed: According to the national institute of drug abuse, marijuana smoke contains 50-70% more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. Also marijuana smokers inhale more deeply and hold smoke in their lungs longer. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana these can lead to more lung irritation and cancer. Other studies say mj is not linked to tobacco-related cancers (lung, colon, rectal, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Liquid: The risk of electronic cigarettes is related to the composition of the liquids they use. The safest will be those which use the least number of compounds. Flavorless Liquid being the safest since it's just vegetable glycerine plus or minus nicotine while tobacco smoke has 4000 to 5000 known compounds in it. Experienced vapers make their own DIY liquids to know for sure -- and to save money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In different ways than cigarette smoking. Cigarettes can cause oral, pharyngeal or lung cancer, since the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. Pipe smokers typically don't inhale into the lungs, just the mouth, so they are at risk for oral cancer. Any tobacco product puts the user at increased risk for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Tobacco use in any form is not good for the body. ...Read more
No difference: Overall, there is no real difference. E-Cigarettes deliver the nicotine to the user in a very similar fashion as a regular cigarette (hand and mouth movement). It is not an easy addiction to deal with, ask your PCP about Zyban (bupropion) prescription for smoking cessation. Good luck and good thinking. ...Read more
Is smoking organic marijuana as dangerous as smoking tobacco on the pancreas? Vapor a better choice?
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 incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably Worse: A recent study by the british lung foundation found that just three cannabis joints a day cause the same damage as 20 cigarettes, and when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the effects are dramatically worse. They report that the tar from cannabis cigarettes contains 50% more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Marijuana has: Known effects in brain activity, behavior, & sleep patterns of prenatally exposed infants & children.Smoking 1 joint/day or more can cause problems with attention, impulsivity, academic performance & short term memory, from increased carbon monoxide/decreased oxygen to the fetal brain. Babies passively smoke what adults smoke & get it thru breast milk, impacting development & lung function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for asthma patients. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Jail has its own dangers such as getting assaulted. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All are bad: Smoking is toxic to your lungs, whether it is cigarettes, cigars, hookah or other substances. Each comes with a set of risks, but none of them are harmless. Some studies say hookah have much more tobacco content and carry a risk of transmitting diseases through the mouth piece. Marijuana is not a benign substance, and has also been known to cause severe lung disease. ...Read more
Probably: The amount of nicotine and chemicals in the bowl of a pipe is many times greater than a cigarette. Don't let the idea of not inhaling fool you. These chemical can be absorbed through the lining on your mouth, nose and throat. QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD GOOD LUCK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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