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Is smoking weed bad for you?

Is smoking weed bad for you?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Having a conviction has bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter canada for a vacation. Jail has its own dangers such as getting beat up or sexually assaulted. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more

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Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

It depends: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by the drug's psychological and behavioral effects. Otherwise, the major risks in healthy adults are lung problems and loss of energy and motivation in very heavy users. Some data suggest lower sperm count and weight gain, but usually not enough to notice. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

First, you must want to quit
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Pick a stop date
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Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
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Seek support -- quitting can be hard
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Is smoking weed bad for your skin?

Is smoking weed bad for your skin?

Marijuana and skin: It's a complicated question thc can increase testosterone levels a bit this could affect acne. External smoke is like cigarette smoke it's bad for your skin. On the other hand thc seems to have some antiaging properties through being a antioxidant. I am generally don't recommend a smoking because there a lot of complicated psychological effects. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

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 more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Look at resources online like http://smokefree.gov/
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Talk to family and friends to get them to support you with quitting
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Pick a quit date. It's easiest if it's a Monday or the start of the month.
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Talk to your doctor about medicines to help you quit
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Is smoking weed bad or another dumb boomer thing?

Is smoking weed bad or another dumb boomer thing?

Addiction= disease: Smoking weed may be harmful in a number of ways. It is neither bad nor dumb. Mutual support may be useful. Consider marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes have a bad reaction to smoking weed when other times I am perfectly fine?

Why do I sometimes have a bad reaction to smoking weed when other times I am perfectly fine?

Is it really weed?: Drug dealers are not generally known for having high quality control standards. So, as with any street drug, it is basically impossible to know the quality or purity. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Make your decision, then choose a buddy/supporter
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Discuss your plan with your doctor
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Choose a quit date that's meaningful to you
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Cut out the source (where you buy the cigarettes, the money/credit)
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