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Marijuana Smoke Has More Cancer Causing Chemicals Than Cigarette Smoke
1. Can oral warts cause throat cancer? 2. Can I pass oral warts by sharing marijuana cigarettes? 3. Should I be worried about a recent bump on lip?
Yes: Squamous papilloma or oral warts are the most common benign epithelial neoplasm of oral epithelium. They may be found anywhere in the mouth including ventral tongue palate, and mucosal surface of the lips. They can be recognized by small fingerlike projections, the wart. The lesions are thought to be induced by HPV 6 or 11 and can lead to oral squamous cell Ca. Virus can be passed. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
NO- not proven but..: Quoting the national institute of drug abuse: "studies have not found an increased risk of lung cancer in marijuana smokers, as compared with nonsmokers." this from an organization that would no doubt like to say it's bad for you! however, those who smoke marijuana & tobacco and very heavy marijuana users may be at risk. See ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If marijuana has more carcinogens than cigarettes(as most doctors say) than why is it not definitively linked to cancer like tobacco is?
Says who?: We know less than we wish we did about cannabis, and we're simply not seeing cancer wards full of stoners despite the drug having been part of life in the US for decades. Much of the scare stuff we've been told during these decades is politics. Forgive me -- anybody who claims that "most doctors say" the stuff has "more carcinogens than tobacco" is simply lying to you for their own reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much impact would secondhand marijuana smoke have on small children? Any different from cigarette smoke?
Lots: Secondhand mj smoke implies that an adult is smoking in the same area as a child. Besides the obvious impact of smoke inhalation, there is the facet of tacit acceptance of illegal activities to an impressionable child. The biggest impact then would be abuse of the child. Look at it this way, would you shoot up heroin in front of a child? ...Read more
Vapor is efficient: A study from ucla looked at what the most efficient and in theory safest delivery mechanism for thc, the active paychodelic chemical in marijuana, is. It compared water bong, joint cigarette, pipe, and vaporizer. They calculated the amt of thc compared to contaminants and pollutants. Vapor then joint then pipe then water bong. This doesn't mean it's safe just requires least amt for fx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: The link of marijuana to tongue cancer is not conclusive. Marijuana contains chemicals which are carcinogens and some data suggest increased risk of oral cancer. However, a definitive link has not been proven and most organizations have no conclusive position on this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do some doctors say marijuana can cause cancer while other doctors say no it cant? Cant we get a definitive yes or no like we did with tobacco?
No: There is no evidence that marijuana causes cancer but there is also insufficient research on marijuana - primarily due to it still being classified by the U.S. Govt as Schedule 1 which limits research on it. Therefore, those who say it does cause cancer are not basing it on any research whatsoever but there haven't been long-term trials or registeries to entirely refute that either. ...Read more
Potentially: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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