Marijuana is it worse than cigarettes?

Is Marijuana bad for you? If its used for medicinal purposes? Is it honestly worse for you then cigarettes?

Answer #1

Weed is healthier than tobacco to smoke because pot smoke does not have nearly as many carcinogens (toxins that cause cancer) as cigarette smoke. Also, it has been proved that weed can help cancer patients during chemotherapy. Weed can also help persons with HIV/AIDS by giving them the munchies and helping with stomach pains. Two large studies reported no increase in death associated with the use of cannabis. Even diseases that might be related to long term cannabis use are unlikely to have a sizable public health impact because, unlike users of tobacco and alcohol, most people who try cannabis quit relatively early in their adult lives. Exposure to smoke is generally much lower in cannabis than in tobacco cigarette smokers, even taking into account the larger exposure per puff. Existing studies do not support a link between the use of cannabis and heart disease, the leading cause of death in many Western countries. Furthermore, cannabis does not contain nicotine, a chemical contained in tobacco that is addicting and contributes to the risk of heart disease. If you want no risk’s with weed eat it. Learn how to cook it into brownies, or you could buy vaporizer (a vaporizer heats the cannabis to where the THC is released and no smoke.) so you can get pure THC. You get high A LOT quicker and you won’t have any health problems that come with smoke.

Answer #2

Ciggarettes are so addictive that tobacco companies actually have enough confidence to make commercials telling people “ we sell these, but if I was you I wouldnt buy them “ . At least thets what iheard On a comedy show I watched last night. Sounded true to me. Cigarettes are grose. Plus I never heard of anyone being treated for a disease or sickness and given tobacco as acure, although it has been used in an all natural form for years; which it no longer is. Remember too much of anything isa no gooda 4 ya.

Answer #3

Check out this to find out how bad it is

Answer #4

Marijuana is not worser than cigarettes you cant get lung cancer smoking marijuana. And no weed is not bad some people just prefer not to do it because it mess up your brain cells. I guess…:) oh and yea I think it cures eye sight for people that cant see or something like that lol!!!

Answer #5

mariju.’s worste.

Answer #6

cigarettes are terrible for you weed is actually good for u

Answer #7

people defend weed its funny im a ex user and its not funny when you cant remember things and develop severe paranoia, depression, anxiety and so many other mental problems and reading this I realise this next generation are going to be brain dead idiots. weed is extremely bad for your brain you just don’t know it I enjoyed it I loved weed now I’m totally mental destroyed from it. we can see a pastern of mental illnesses rising as more people are smoking it more and more people.

cigarettes = cancer, addiction weed= mental illness, cancer, turning into a jelly brain

Answer #8

Researched Facts:

Marijuana affects your brain. THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) affects the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed.

Marijuana affects your self-control. Marijuana can seriously affect your sense of time and your coordination, impacting things like driving. In 2002, nearly 120,000 people were admitted to emergency rooms suffering from marijuana-related problems, an increase of more than 139 percent since 1995.

Marijuana affects your lungs. There are more than 400 known chemicals in marijuana. A single joint contains four times as much cancer-causing tar as a filtered cigarette.

Marijuana affects other aspects of your health. Marijuana can limit your body’s ability to fight off infection. Long-term marijuana use can even increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses.

Marijuana is not always what it seems. Marijuana can be laced with other dangerous drugs without your knowledge. “Blunts”–hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana–sometimes have substances such as crack cocaine, PCP, or embalming fluid added.

Marijuana can be addictive. Not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted, but some users do develop signs of dependence. In 1999, more than 220,000 people entered drug treatment programs to kick their marijuana habit.

Answer #9

I think it just depends on how you smoke the weed. cancer is only formed when tar goes into your system smoking weed from something like a vaporizer or a bong would filter about 80%-95% of the tar. and weed is psychologically addictive. If someone is addicted to marijuana, then I don’t know wtf they’re smoking

I suggest you people should go watch the documentary “Super High Me” The doctor said to the guy that had smoked for 17 years that there is really nothing wrong with him. that also includes cancer.

Just because it’s illegal doesn’t mean it’s bad

Answer #10

No, cigarettes are much worse cigarettes kill people an contain additives to addict you and cause illness unfortunately the tobacco companies only care bout money and not u

These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum

-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs

-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit thanks to “bad journalism”

-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness

-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..

I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses


-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news high times magazine etc..

  • theres more to it than just getting high and I believe legalizing it would make this a better world to live in

-God bless the whole crop!

  • and for people that dont smoke, you dont need to smoke it to support it

-all the better reason for the government to legalize.. couple reasons why it should be legalized: -will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members -medical reasons -would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+) -would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed -prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders) -keep patients from being convicted -would provide millions of jobs for people -would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)

people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions

the list goes on

  • the War on Drugs is a failure, its a war on its own people. policies need to be changed we pay billions in taxpayers money to keep the war going and neither side is winning thats just a waste of our tax money I wonder what they do with all that money.. those greedy bastards just sell drugs back onto the street, you can even check urself on that there was a time when there was a cia operation transporting drugs overseas into america the government also provided Rick Ross with plenty of heroin to go around, course making money from it

the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!

-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite screw the federal government remember slavery? if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights eventually slavery was abolished same with alcohol prohibition eventually became re-legalized

  • its like theres some kind of conspiracy going on I sense the government is up to no good and trying to control us. credit cards, money, and now they have chips that can be implanted in skin for uselful reasons but if in the wrong hands well were pretty much fuct they hiding the truth from us its dangerous to be right when the government is wrong they got theyre privacy but we dont. they want to know everything were doing on our leisure time

get up stand up!

  • marijuanas not anti-establishment because its illegal, its illegal because its anti-establishment

all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed what more info? lets all make this a better place to live in!

Answer #11

they’re both known to cause cancer. more likely in cigarettes, but marijuana is known to promote un-productivity and laziness. so I’d say that marijuana is worse.

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