abuse is not as rare as some may think. One does not need to be stoned all day to be abusing the drug. While its affect on people can differ in degree of being high, the physical effects are detrimental across the board. Some of these effects are not so obvious, or are shrouded in myth.
For example, marijuana users will actually argue that pot is safer than tobacco
. Even if the statement is true on some level, there is no argument that smoking marijuana is safe to the human body. As we move toward a world where the drug is legal to use, we need to take its risks into account.
A carcinogen is a substance that is known to cause cancer. For years, research has proven that tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemicals including 43 carcinogenic chemicals that are linked to smoking-related cancer, especially lung cancer.
In June 2009, the California's Office of Environmental Health Hazards Assessment (OEHHA) reported that marijuana smoke is as hazardous as tobacco smoke and that it may cause cancer, including neck and head cancers. Many of the same cancer-causing substances in tobacco smoke are present in marijuana smoke.
The more marijuana a person smokes, the greater the risk of developing cancer. This is particularly important since marijuana is the most regularly used illegal drug in the United States and many drug users perceive marijuana to be harmless and natural.
For more information:
Tips to Quit Smoking Marijuana.
Epidemiologic review of marijuana use and cancer r...[Alcohol. 2005] - PubMed Result
ACS : Smoking Marijuana May Increase Cancer Risk
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