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Do you smoke cigarettes / cigars ?

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- 90 (25.6%)
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Re: Demographics - Smoking?
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2012, 04:27:30 PM »

Here's some supporting info

http://www.canorml.org/healthfacts/smokestudy.html
http://paranoia.lycaeum.org/marijuana/facts/mj-health-mythology.html


Essentially... The best you can hope for while breathing in pot, is to slow your onset of lung cancer.

All that said... Nobody lives forever ... Just don't delude yourself.

I know this is old but I didn't see this study anywhere in this thread, apologies if I missed it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html

Apparently there is no correlation between smoking marijuana and lung cancer. It looks like THC does not cause cancer but helps prevent it.
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Re: Demographics - Smoking?
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2012, 03:49:55 AM »


As of a few months ago, Tommy Chong was getting marijuana enemas for his ass cancer.

Theres no joke here, and I donno if it worked.

But it takes a lot of balls on his part to try an alternative therapy, and I applaud him for it.

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Re: Demographics - Smoking?
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2012, 11:21:32 AM »

Apparently there is no correlation between smoking marijuana and lung cancer. It looks like THC does not cause cancer but helps prevent it.

Something in marijuana might reduce cancer risk. I've seen studies that seem to show a dis-correlation. It shouldn't be assumed to be the THC. That would be as over-simplified as associating lung cancer with nicotine when there are so many other harmful chemicals in the tobacco that most people smoke.

Meanwhile, there's even more evidence that marijuana smoke is (at least) not particularly tied to causing lung cancer. This makes me wonder if lung cancer is more about the tar. As I understand it, the substances in pot smoke are water soluble unlike the tar from cigarettes so they don't stay gunked up inside your lungs, or something like that.

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« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2012, 01:26:02 PM »

 Surprisingly, fewer than 10 percent of lifelong smokers will get lung cancer. Fewer yet will contract the long list of other cancers, such as throat or mouth cancers. In the game of risk, you're more likely to have a condom break than to get cancer from smoking.

That the majority of smokers beat cancer doesn't make for effective anti-smoking campaigning. So the statistics are turned around: Smoking accounts for 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 87 percent of lung cancer deaths; the risk of developing lung cancer is about 23 times higher in male smokers compared to non-smokers

When you add in the fact that smokers have 75% lower incidence of Altzheimers, that means that after a half-century of a pack-a-day I will probably die a few years earlier than you non-smokers, while you spend your last 10 years drooling into a bib wondering who you are.  :)
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Re: Demographics - Smoking?
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »

Apparently there is no correlation between smoking marijuana and lung cancer. It looks like THC does not cause cancer but helps prevent it.

Something in marijuana might reduce cancer risk. I've seen studies that seem to show a dis-correlation. It shouldn't be assumed to be the THC. That would be as over-simplified as associating lung cancer with nicotine when there are so many other harmful chemicals in the tobacco that most people smoke.

Meanwhile, there's even more evidence that marijuana smoke is (at least) not particularly tied to causing lung cancer. This makes me wonder if lung cancer is more about the tar. As I understand it, the substances in pot smoke are water soluble unlike the tar from cigarettes so they don't stay gunked up inside your lungs, or something like that.

I apologize for not linking to them in my original post, I will search and return some links if you'd like. The reason I mentioned THC is because the studies done after that Kaiser one point directly at THC for inhibiting tumor growth.
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