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Cigarettes vs weed on the lungs

My mother went into the hospital a while ago for smoking cigarettes. Her lungs were really bad. They told her she had to quit or she'd be dead in the next 2 years. So she has very significantly reduced how many she has. But, she still smokes weed. I tell her that it is still going to her lungs and she needs to quit. She says it is completely different. Who is right ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • she is

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • No, the are both bad for the lungs, thats funny that she thinks that there is a difference.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Inhaling either in to your lungs is not good for your respiratory system. She really needs to quit both for her health.

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 12:44 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers have. These individuals may have daily cough and phlegm, symptoms of chronic bronchitis, and more frequent chest colds. Continuing to smoke marijuana can lead to abnormal functioning of lung tissue injured or destroyed by marijuana smoke.

    Regardless of the THC content, the amount of tar inhaled by marijuana smokers and the level of carbon monoxide absorbed are three to five times greater than among tobacco smokers. This may be due to marijuana users inhaling more deeply and holding the smoke in the lungs.


    Answer by PinkDiamond717 at 12:46 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals, including most of the harmful substances found in tobacco smoke. Smoking one marijuana cigarette deposits about four times more tar into the lungs than a filtered tobacco cigarette.
    Smoking marijuana can injure or destroy lung tissue. In fact, marijuana smoke contains 50รขโ‚ฌโ€œ70% more of some cancer causing chemicals than does tobacco smoke.
    Marijuana smoke contains some of the same cancer-causing compounds as tobacco, sometimes in higher concentrations. Someone who smokes 1 to 3 joints can produce the same lung damage and potential cancer risk as smoking five times as many cigarettes.

    Answer by PinkDiamond717 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • To answer your question, you are right. Marijuana is worse and if she is going to smoke no matter what she'd be better off with the cigarettes!
    I hope she stops all together.

    Answer by PinkDiamond717 at 12:51 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • OP: she is right. Marijuana is all natural. Cigarettes are not.

    PinkDiamond717: You sound like a parrot of the medical community who are proverbial puppets to the gov't spewing the garbage and lies they want us to believe. Get the FACTS. They don't support a word of what you said.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • your mom is right, marijuana is not harmful to your lungs just to your brain lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Mar. 2, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

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