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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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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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. 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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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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Dr. Stuart Wasser answered:

Is smoking cannabis (not tobacco) using an a vapouriser safer on lungs and respiratory system than smoking cannabis as a joint? Is it safe? Thanks.

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It will probably have fewer pulmonary consequences. Is it safe? It will still lead to cognitive impairment for 24 hrs after use, reduction of testosterone, withdrawal with regular use which may exacerbate depression and anxiety. What do you mean by safe?
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Will smoking marijuana cause cancer/is it carcinogenic? If so, is it worse than smoking tobacco?

Potentially

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Unfiltered smoke contains chemicals that can promote the development of cancer, regardless of whether it is tobacco or marijuana. Putting a number on that risk is difficult because it depends what kinds of paper are used, and what additives are included when rolling these. This is just another reason to never use tobacco or marijuana.
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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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Is smoking marijuana as bad for me as smoking tobacco?

Research is mixed

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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)
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