Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Yes. Smoke is an irritant to the lining of the lungs, causing the body to react and "defend" against the irritation and try to remove the smoke particles. Some smoke compounds are known to cause cells to become cancerous.
Yes. While the majority of research is on inhaled tobacco and to a far lesser degree marijuana, what we have learned is that in general, inhaling any products of combustion may be associated with pathologic changes and development of malignancy.
Yes. You can get lung cancer from smoking anything. Tobacco, marijuana, herbs, etc. Inhaling the ash and smoke contains potent carcinogens that increase your risk. Stop smoking to improve your health!

Related Questions

Has anyone ever got lung cancer from smoking marijuana And never smoking tobacco? I cant find any documented cases no matter how hard I look

Marijuana contains. carcinogens, some in comparably higher levels than in cigarettes, so there is a theoretical risk. However, clinical studies have failed to demonstrate a clear association with lung cancer. Read more...

What exactly is it that causes lung cancer. Is it the nicotine, the tobacco, or the smoke?

The smoke. It is the smoke that causes the lung cancer. The smoke causes an intense inflammatory reaction in the lungs, and when this continues for years and years, it can cause lung cancer. Now, the nicotine itself doesn't usually cause the cancer, but it is more addictive than heroin. Thus, you get hooked on the cigarettes, which have the smoke, which causes the cancer. A very, very sinister product. Read more...
Carcinogens. The burning and smoke contains bad irritants- carcinogens. Read more...

I'm 22 years old and have been smoking cigarettes for 10 years...I've been around it all my life tho...Do I have a good chance to get lung cancer?

Absolutely. Primary smoker and second hand likely as well from your family. Stop now to get back to a lower risk strata! Read more...
Increased risk. http://goo.gl/kkxkn work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. First and second hand exposure increases risk. Quitting decreases risk. There are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Read more...

Is smoking marijuana associated with lung cancer in the same way as smoking cigarettes?

Yes and no. There is growing data that links heavy marijuana smoking to small cell lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer is not believed to be as high as cigarette smoking. Read more...
Not sure, but.. The tobacco company lawyers love this argument...Masters of misdirection. By inference, holding in smoke with tars and carcinogens likely are causative, but i'm not aware of an unequivocal study proving a causative link. There is no study that it is good for you nor does it prevent lung cancer. Finally, some people become psycholgically dependent. It stimulates appetite; quells nausea. Read more...
Sort of. Best information to date is that marijuana is a carcinogen linked to developing lung cancer. Recent studies have found links of lung cancer to smoking marijuana. Its impact is dependent on intensity of exposure and duration. Marijuana is also well known to be associated with other lung diseases as well. Is it equally harmful as cigarettes? There is no way to demonstrate that. Read more...
Yes - No. The other doctors might be right ; myself wrong, but. My memory is that a past study proclaimed advanced potential of cannabis to cause lung cancer. The medical researcher who wrote this study has, in recent years, recanted and himself repudiated the study! I have not yet heard of new data about this issue. According to one doctor some exists. Cannabis smokers should use vaporizers. 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 more...

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...

I am smoking from past 3 years with <5 cigarettes/day. Is there any chance of throat cancer or lung cancer?

Yes. You don't have it now, but you're asking for it soon. You are doing yourself a major disservice. Tobacco is treacherous and it will make you increase your use. Today, smoking carries a stigma in most civilized areas. Just put it away, friend, and lead a better life. Read more...