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Doctor insights on: Is Smoking Weed As Bad As Smoking Cigarettes

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

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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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

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 more

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Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

Particulates: Male asks why cigarettes do not arouse cough like "weed". Most cigarettes have filters that remove tars and particulates. Cannabis is smoked directly & is ladened with particulates which must be removed by the pulmonary toilet, which is the body's mechanism for helping the lungs clean. Cough is the engine that runs the pulmonary toilet. ...Read more

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Did cigarettes cause my anxiety or did weed because I took a break from smoking weed and started smoking cigarettes when will it go away?

Did cigarettes cause my anxiety or did weed because I took a break from smoking weed and started smoking cigarettes when will it go away?

Addiction counseling: Your history is spread over several questions and remains incomplete, therefore unanswerable. You are young. Do yourself a favor and see an addiction counselor who can evaluate your substance use and your anxiety and will refer you for nonaddicting psychotherapy to deal with your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Smoking: Smoking of any substance irritates tissues everywhere it touches. So while cannibus is not tobacco, there are still risks associated. Some studies have shown that many folks smoke cannibus in addition to tobacco. If that's the case, it's a double whammy. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time I try to smoke weed I get anxiety when will it disappear?

I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time I try to smoke weed I get anxiety when will it disappear?

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 time you smoke it. While most find cannabis to be calming, many react with anxiety. Possibly the combination of tobacco & cannabis is causing this; in either event stop smoking cigarettes-it's the best thing you can do for your health. See my comment:. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again had 1 anxiety attack but I can't smoke no more will the anxiety go away?

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 no effect. However, it may feel like a much longer time if you are anxious. If your anxiety persists beyond this it is not directly caused by the marijuana. Taking magnesium glycinate or citrate & drinking tulsi tea should help calm you. See comment:. ...Read more

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Why do people start smoking cigarettes if they know it's bad for you?

Why do people start smoking cigarettes if they know it's bad for you?

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 especially with kids can get in the way of good judgement.
Show this to anyone you care about who smokes cigarettes: http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/QuitSmoking/QuittingSmoking/Smoking-Do-you-really-know-the-risks_UCM_322718_Article. Jsp ...Read more

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Is smoking cigarettes down to the filter really bad? Cant afford them anymore

Is smoking cigarettes down to the filter really bad? Cant afford them anymore

Time to see your Dr.: This is a terrible habit to continue doing, when your life is at risk. Withdrawal from smoking is easily managed when working with your doctor. S/he can recommend taking nicotine patches or gum to help you get out of cigarettes altogether. Smoking down to the filter is the most dangerous thing you can do. Beware! ...Read more

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Smoking cigarettes can=PAD. Can smoking Marijuana also lead to PAD? The smoke or the Nicotine that is the real culprit? I know all smoking is bad.

Smoking cigarettes can=PAD. Can smoking Marijuana also lead to PAD? The smoke or the Nicotine that is the real culprit? I know all smoking is bad.

Probably not: Nicotine can increase heart rate and slightly increase BP but there is no evidence it causes vascular disease. It is the burning tobacco leaf giving off 200+ toxic chemicals that causes vascular and pulmonary disease.

The literature does not suggest that marijuana can cause peripheral vascular disease, especially in moderation. One can avoid smoke altogether by eating marijuana brownies/cookies. ...Read more

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Acne keeps coming and going and it's coming bad what causes it?, can stress cause it? Or smoking cigarettes? Does the sun help get rid of it?

Acne keeps coming and going and it's coming bad what causes it?, can stress cause it? Or smoking cigarettes? Does the sun help get rid of it?

Acne: Not taking care of your self is never healthy but acne is from hormones, bacteria and an impaired ability to exfoliate. Sun won't help you need to see your doctor for this or start with over the counter acne treatment ...Read more

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Honestly, is smoking weed better then cigarettes?

No: Both are respiratory irritants. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Yes: I agree with everything dr snead said. But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids! ...Read more

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Has it been determined that smoking weed is better than cigarettes?

Has it been determined that smoking weed is better than cigarettes?

Absolutely not: Marijuana can cause severe kind of bullous emphysema and interstitial lung disease and is actually as harmful as cigarettes if not more, contrary to general perception. ...Read more

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What will happen if I cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will I get any health benefits?

Much better: Stopping smoking is the best way to feel better ib many ways. Smoking weed can sometime cause kidney failure. Be careful. Quit. ...Read more

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Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

YES THEY DO KILL: Of the 2 million or so deaths that occur each year in the us, it is estimated that about 480, 000 of them are directly connected to cigarettes, and about 5 million deaths worldwide. Of similar importance, there are at least 16 million people in the us who have smoking related diseases. Lung and head and neck cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke, bronchitis, emphysema only some of them. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

Lots of bad effects: Smoking affects multiple system, and can cause copd, different cancerslike lungs, oral vavity, ubladder, prone to heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to smoking cigarettes?

Are there any benefits to smoking cigarettes?

Zsmoking: Absolutely none to your health and well being. Yes for the person who sells them to you. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Yes it can: Yes it can
1 can age your appearance
2affect your skin in form of wrinkles
3it uses up vitc that is needed for healthy skin.
4lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks and somewhat pigmented appearance
5discoloration of teeth&causes gum disease and may cause loss of teeth and affect your smile and appearance and breath
6discoloration of nails by smoking
7odor of smoke on the clothes and breath
8copd effects. ...Read more

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How do you compare smoking cigarettes too hooca?

Tobacco is Tobacco: Experts suggest that there is no difference between smoking tobacco through a hookah or through a cigarette. Both are detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

Many: 1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath
2lung cancer
3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack
4blockage of arteries causing peripheral vascular disease in legs and stroke
5abdominal aortin aneurysm
6cancers like bladder, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, pharynx, stomach, leukemia
7infertility, sids, preterm babies
8osteoporisis
9dental&gum disease
10skin. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of smoking cigarettes?

See below: To the smoker none, but lots of people get financial benefits from selling them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the point of smoking cigarettes?

Can you tell me about the point of smoking cigarettes?

Good question: But what is the point of using any mood-altering drug. Altering mood, obviously. People initiate smoking because its "cool, " hip and with-it, and sometimes to be oppositional to parents and fit in with the crowed. However, people keep smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, which is both a CNS stimulant and a muscle relaxant and helps concentration. Withdrawal causes irritability etc. ...Read more

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How is it that smoking cigarettes isn't a disease also?

How is it that smoking cigarettes isn't a disease also?

It's medical problem: Tobacco dependence is considered a medical condition or 'diagnosis'. Just like dependence on alcohol, or even prescription drugs, it is very much a medical problem. In fact, tobacco use is the number one preventable medical problem in the U.S. The number of medical conditions that are the result of smoking is very large. Common is heart and lung disease, but also infertility and erectile problems! ...Read more

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What is concerning smoking cigarettes and their effects?

Nothing Good: There are no known health benefits of smoking tobacco products & smoking anything else is debateable except that there is some evidence that smoking pot does decrease the side-effects of some anti-cancer treatments. Smoking tobacco causes a wide range of problems from copd, emphysema, oral cancer, to lung cancer & heart diseases. ...Read more