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shawn 05-18-2009 03:25 AM

Weed and Cigarettes
 
Weed and Cigarettes are more alike than anyone in the tobacco industry and I bet the government would like you to think since when you smoke you release dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is active in weed "why its called dope" coke and other drugs.

If you smoke and go like an entire day without a butt and smoke one fast after you feel like you're high. If you quit like I did 3 weeks ago today from 3 packs a day and get high to kill the urge to smoke and it worked during the first week I quit you will realize this connection.

If you don't believe me then read this article and then search google with the terms Dopamine and smoking.



http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/53

GeminiMan 05-18-2009 05:21 PM

Despite the similarities in the release of dopamine, I still feel that the two are too different for easy comparison.

For example, tobacco generally poses a far higher health risk to the user than marijuana. Also something the tobacco industry and government would not like you to know... ;)

The 9th Sage 05-19-2009 05:54 AM

On that note...I have no idea if it's still in the legislature, but there was a vote coming up on a law to legalize Marijauna in New York state. I just about spit out my soda when I heard that. O_o Not what I'd expected to hear. As far as if it's a good thing or no, I'm kind of not really caring either way, though I do find it interesting that something was actually going through the lawmakers of the state.

saprophytic 05-21-2009 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeminiMan (Post 89052)
Despite the similarities in the release of dopamine, I still feel that the two are too different for easy comparison.

For example, tobacco generally poses a far higher health risk to the user than marijuana. Also something the tobacco industry and government would not like you to know... ;)

I'm not so sure it's a far higher health risk, seeing that marijuana contains tar that effects your lungs the same as cigarette smoke, along with other toxins that make their way through your liver, kidneys, and other parts of your body as well. ;)

GeminiMan 05-22-2009 07:20 AM

The lungs are actually not equally effected by cigarettes and marijuana. A recent study found that marijuana does not cause lung cancer like smoking tobacco does, possibly due to the rate of cellular regeneration involved between the two. You do get a lot of harmful chemicals from marijuana, and there are certainly negative effects from heavy smoking (emphysema, possible mental problems). However, unless you are an absolute chimney, you're probably much better off getting high on weed than smoking a pack or two a day. On that note, usage trends also probably make a difference in health--cigarette smokers tend to smoke much more by volume.

I'm not a huge fan of either, but I'd rather people smoke weed than cigarettes, frankly.

shawn 05-22-2009 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by GeminiMan (Post 89169)
However, unless you are an absolute chimney, you're probably much better off getting high on weed than smoking a pack or two a day. On that note, usage trends also probably make a difference in health--cigarette smokers tend to smoke much more by volume.

I'm not a huge fan of either, but I'd rather people smoke weed than cigarettes, frankly.

That and if you get high to often you get fired for being a lame brain "happened to me" and lose the income to buy the weed whereas you can smoke all you want for years and all you'll get is cancer and a gold watch for all your years of loyal service to your company and the tobacco industry.

iThizz 05-25-2009 09:18 PM

they both have almost the same cancer causing agents too, smoking ftw tho, in the words of me an my bestfriend "whatever takes me off gods green earth faster"

Looked it up chronic has more cancer causing agents but it doesn "stick" to your lungs as well as tobacco smoke does.


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