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Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I agree with everything dr snead said.
But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids!

In brief: Yes

I agree with everything dr snead said.
But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids!
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In addition to problems with smoke itself, it exposes the child to a stupefied, incapacitated parent.

In brief: Yes

In addition to problems with smoke itself, it exposes the child to a stupefied, incapacitated parent.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Gary Snead
ADHD & Autism
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Actually, even worse problems.
There are over 300 times asmany carcinogens in the second-hand smoke from marijauna as there are from tobacco. Marijuana is psychoactive, it affects the brain's functions, specifically judgment, sense of time, response time, ability to think clearly, rationally.

In brief: Yes

Actually, even worse problems.
There are over 300 times asmany carcinogens in the second-hand smoke from marijauna as there are from tobacco. Marijuana is psychoactive, it affects the brain's functions, specifically judgment, sense of time, response time, ability to think clearly, rationally.
Dr. Gary Snead
Dr. Gary Snead
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Why would you smoke pot around kids? That's not a good parenting choice.
There are no published studies assessing second hand marijuana smoke ingestion by children. But any parent that does drugs around their kids has a problem with appropriateness and judgment. It sends a not so tacit message that drug use is ok.

In brief: Yes

Why would you smoke pot around kids? That's not a good parenting choice.
There are no published studies assessing second hand marijuana smoke ingestion by children. But any parent that does drugs around their kids has a problem with appropriateness and judgment. It sends a not so tacit message that drug use is ok.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The effects of irritants on the airways of young children are similar if the smoke is from cigarettes, fireplaces, weed, cloves, etc.
Increase in rates of crib death, respiratory illness, ear infections & the like are well documented.

In brief: Yes

The effects of irritants on the airways of young children are similar if the smoke is from cigarettes, fireplaces, weed, cloves, etc.
Increase in rates of crib death, respiratory illness, ear infections & the like are well documented.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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