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LOL: Marijuana is illegal in the us. Certain states have approved its use for medicinal purposes. Most"medical marijuana" users do not have a legitimate reason for use. The california experience demonstrated the average age of these folks was 20 yo. Mj is also dangerous as it can increase the risk of schizophrenia, decreases productivity & learning, and is implicated in crime & motor vehicle accidents. ...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: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more
Unclear: Certainly, on balance, it is likely that e-cigs are safer than smoking tobacco in whatever form (pipes, cigars, cigarettes), and without the nicotine there is no longer a substance which causes both the physical dependency and the cardiovascular problems. However, there is usually a vehicle in the e-cig such as propylene glycol, and the safety of this when smoked is unknown. Ditto for additives. ...Read more
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
Will marijuana use, using a vaporizer (no smoke or combustion) affect pancreas, liver or kidney. I under tobacco smoke does, even marijuana smoke. But vaporizing eliminates all toxins. ?
No.: Vaporizing merely eliminates smoke . A marijuana joint burns up to 2, 012 degrees fahrenheit (1.100 degree c) and in the process creates many harmful carcinogens. Smoke is the prime cause of lung cancer and other respiratory disorders but it doesn't eliminate all toxins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does smoking herbal molasses through hookah harm you worse than cigarettes? Its the non-tobacco, non-nicotine herbal molasses.
Nobody knows: Because there are no studies. Any organic matter, when combusted (smoked), hookah or no hookah (the water does not purify anything, just cools it), turns into potentially carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbons. Whether these are safer or worse than tobacco is simply not known. It is totally possible to live a wonderful and fulfilling life without smoking anything. I would suggest trying that. ...Read more
Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: the smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth even in those who don't inhale. In addition, it is highly associated with head and neck cancer (mouth, tongue, throat etc), with higher amounts of cancer-causing tars than cigarettes have. ...Read more