marijuana carcinogens vs tobacco carcinogens

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

What has more carcinogens: marijuana or tobacco?

Tobacco

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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,
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Does tobacco have carcinogens in it no matter how they package the tobacco?

Yes

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And all loaded with nicotine that is highly addictive, and extraordiarily hard to put the substance down when you want. You now are owned by the tobacco company!
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What types of carcinogens are commonly found in tobacco smoke?

Chemical and radiati

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There are hundreds of chemical carcinogens in tobacco smoke and a radio-isotope of polonium that all contribute to development of cancer.
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Cant chew tobacco because it contains carcinogens. why is this bad?

Chewing tobacco

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High association with mouth cancer.
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Dr. Sameer Desai answered:

The carcinogen known to cause the most cases of cancer is what--tobacco?

Yes

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According to the NCI: Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause more than 440,000 premature deaths each year in the United States. Of these premature deaths, about 40 percent are from cancer, 35 percent are from heart disease and stroke, and 25 percent are from lung disease. Smoking is the leading cause of premature, preventable death in this country.
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What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

Abstinence

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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.
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Having a salvia cotinine test to verify if I smoke tobacco, can marihuana be detected on this test for a daily user of marihuana ?

Yes

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oral swabs or saliva tests are not as good for detecting cannabis as urine tests, but it will detect use, if they are using a kit that includes cannabis.
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Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Depends

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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.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Is marijuana and ecstasy less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco?

Different dangers

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Too little is known about ecstasy for anybody to say. Right or wrong, marijuana is illegal and poses dangers to you, from job loss to making it impossible for you to get an organ transplant to cure your alcoholic liver disease. That alcohol ruins the lives of abusers & their families is obvious, and tobacco is the great avoidable life-shortener of the world. How about "none of the above" for you?
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Is smoking marijuana less dangerous for you than smoking tobacco?

Both dangerous

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Both are dangerous. Marijuana smoke has more carcinogens in it than regular cigarettes do, and people usually inhale and hold the smoke longer with it too. So exposure is very significant -- plus the unspecified additives and possible pesticides that no one really checks for. Alternatively, nicotine is HIGHLY addictive, and people usually smoke more regular cigarettes, more often. Neither is good
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