Now this is a controversial one. In a day and age when Marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states, this doesn’t mean that smoking marijuana is a healthy habit and one that you should take up just because it may become legal.
Marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke, plus high levels of an enzyme that converts certain smoke components into their most potent, cancer-causing forms. Combined with the fact that marijuana smokers inhale more deeply and hold smoke in their lungs longer than cigarette smoke means that regular pot smokers may have an even higher risk for lung cancer than former cigarette smokers.
There are currently no studies that show the long term health effects of a short-lived marijuana habit. But healthy living, including avoiding all forms of smoke, likely will reduce what lingering damage your youthful indiscretion caused.
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So just to be clear, we are really talking about the negative side effects of smoking and smoking Marijuana. There are benefits, for certain types of people, like those who use marijuana for pain management, where the negative effects would be out weighted by the benefits of smoking marijuana. Marijuana has been found to suppress cancer, reduce blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain and even inhibit HIV, so no doubt there are circumstances that can warrant the use of Marijuana, but for a normal healthy person, living a healthy lifestyle, all forms of smoking should be avoided.
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