Whoa... i'm scurred!

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  1. V E R B

    V E R B Guest

    yeah right, hahaha...

    just read below..

    CLAIM #4:

    It is frequently claimed that marijuana smoke contains such high concentrations of irritants that marijuana users' risk of developing lung disease is equal to or greater than that of tobacco users.


    Except for their psychoactive ingredients, marijuana and tobacco smoke are nearly identical. 21 Because most marijuana smokers inhale more deeply and hold the smoke in their lungs, more dangerous material may be consumed per cigarette. However, it is the total volume of irritant inhalation - not the amount in each cigarette - that matters.

    Most tobacco smokers consume more than 10 cigarettes per day and some consume 40 or more. Regular marijuana smokers seldom consume more than three to five cigarettes per day and most consume far fewer. Thus, the amount of irritant material inhaled almost never approaches that of tobacco users.
    Frequent marijuana smokers experience adverse respiratory symptoms from smoking, including chronic cough, chronic phlegm, and wheezing. However, the only prospective clinical study shows no increased risk of crippling pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema).
    Since 1982, UCLA researchers have evaluated pulmonary function and bronchial cell characteristics in marijuana-only smokers, tobacco-only smokers, smokers of both, and non-smokers. Although they have found changes in marijuana-only smokers, the changes are much less pronounced than those found in tobacco smokers.
    The nature of the marijuana-induced changes were also different, occurring primarily in the lung's large airways - not the small peripheral airways affected by tobacco smoke. Since it is small-airway inflammation that causes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, marijuana smokers may not develop these diseases. 22

    In an epidemiological survey, approximately 1200 subjects gave information on smoking and pulmonary function at two-year intervals. A large percentage of the subjects underwent pulmonary function testing. Although a small group who reported previous marijuana smoking had significant pulmonary abnormalities, current marijuana smokers had no significant reduction in any pulmonary functions. 23
    There are no epidemiological or aggregate clinical data suggesting that marijuana-only smokers develop lung cancer. However, since some bronchial cell changes appear to be pre-cancerous, an increased risk of cancer among frequent marijuana smokers is possible. 24

    Since the pulmonary risks associated with marijuana are related to smoking, the danger is eliminated with other routes of administration. For committed smokers, pulmonary risk might be reduced with higher-potency products, which produce desired psychoactive effects with less inhalation of irritants. Smokers could also be encouraged to abandon deep inhalation and breath-holding, which increase drug delivery only slightly. Finally, pulmonary risk might be reduced if marijuana were smoked in water pipes rather than cigarettes. 25
  2. Shellyshell

    Shellyshell Addicted

    Sep 22, 2003
    lol@water pipes
  3. Dunpeal

    Dunpeal Graying men, mmm

    Aug 12, 2002
    It's bullshit....there has been no reported lung cancer cases that have been a result of marijuana se....TO MY KNOWLEDGE

    Also...a lot of the "tars" that they say are in the smoke making it like 10 cigs, well what they don't tell you is that most of the tars aren't carcinogenic....and are not harmful....

    although of course it can be, it's smoke going in your lungs....chill man. :thumb:
  4. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

    Feb 3, 2002
    the only real differenc is you smoke more ciggs than you do weed.....

    any kind of smoke will give you lung cancer.
  5. GarciaVega

    GarciaVega Razor Ramon

    Nov 21, 2003
    they are comparing marijuana and tobacco.. they are similar

    but when you add the Tar and 397293739 other chemicals they put in cigaretts....then their is no comparison..
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