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If weed has tar, which i know it does, than why cant you get lung cancer from smoking weed?

If weed has tar, which i know it does, than why cant you get lung cancer from smoking weed? Topic: Smoking case study
June 17, 2019 / By Abinoam
Question: I know for a fact that weed has more tar than cigarettes. I also know that tar is a major reason for lung cancer... so why is it that no one has ever gotten lung cancer from smoking weed....and please dont say that weed can cause lung cancer because it isnt an opinion or what you think....it is a proven statistic that there has never been a case of cancer stemming from weed.....so what ever lies schools are feeding you are false.....there has never been a link from weed and cancer.....so basically i just wanna know does tar really cause lung cancer? and if it does why dont you get it from smoking weed?
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Sissie Sissie | 10 days ago
Most pot smokers don't smoke as many cigarettes. And a lot of them use a lot of other drugs that probably kill them before the cancer can set in. The research has also mostly been done of those under 60, creating an automatic bias. Studies have shown that if you smoke cigarettes and pot, you have a 50% greater chance of lung cancer than with cigarettes alone. So clearly it does increase your risk. The studies were trying show it for those who smoked pot but not cigarettes. Hard to find.
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Sissie Originally Answered: If weed has tar, which i know it does, than why cant you get lung cancer from smoking weed?
Most pot smokers don't smoke as many cigarettes. And a lot of them use a lot of other drugs that probably kill them before the cancer can set in. The research has also mostly been done of those under 60, creating an automatic bias. Studies have shown that if you smoke cigarettes and pot, you have a 50% greater chance of lung cancer than with cigarettes alone. So clearly it does increase your risk. The studies were trying show it for those who smoked pot but not cigarettes. Hard to find.

Phoenix Phoenix
Your dumb,anything you smoke has harmful chemicals in it. Tar just gunks up your lungs but the chemicals that you breath in from smoking anything cause cancer. People do infact get cancer from weed it's just way less common because you don't chain smoke and doesn't have artificial additives and chemicals which make it so your cigarettes burn faster so you have to use more cigarettes but the chemicals which are created during breathing in smoke into your lungs are still their. It's not a "proven statistic" that weed doesn't cause cancer but it a proven fact in the scientific community that smoking anything can cancer
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Maryanne Maryanne
There are countless carcinogens in cigarette smoke. As far as I'm aware, tar isn't one of them - it's an irritant. Those who smoke cigarettes may develop a regular cough. Those who smoke cannabis may develop a similar cough as the body tries to remove the tar that has accumulated in the lungs. One thing that I think everyone would agree on, is that there hasn't been enough research undertaken concerning the smoking of cannabis.
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Lally Lally
Change your wording from 'cause' to risk . . because no one knows what 'causes' cancer they only know what places a person at a higher risk to develop cancer. New research indicates that the smoke from marijuana may cause DNA damage placing you at a higher risk to develop cancer: Marijuana Damages DNA And May Cause Cancer, New Test Reveals http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200... Evaluation of the DNA Damaging Potential of Cannabis Cigarette Smoke http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx90... As to your specific questions, much of this is still in research . . the problem is that most marijuana smokers also smoke tobacco so it is difficult to conduct studies and come up with a clear idea of exactly what marijuanas role in is in the development of cancer. There are studies which show an associated risk with parental marijuana smoking and their children developing cancers. But research is ongoing. You can read many of the research articles about cannabis and the risk of developing lung cancers, oral cancers, testicular cancers, and other cancer types at PubMed (US National Library of Medicine): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
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Jenny Jenny
Marijuana has no tar this might answer your question marijuana for a fact does not have tar it makes me laugh when people dont do alot of research Www.drugpolicy.org/drug-facts/10-facts-...
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Flicka Flicka
The problem is your facts, as neither weed nor cigarettes have tar. Coal or petroleum tar is toxic, but neither is in weed or cigarettes.
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Dahlia Dahlia
lmfao... your kidding right...? You gotta check your numbers again... before you make a fool out of your self again... YES IT DOES...
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Dahlia Originally Answered: Is the drug "weed"bad?
There's the truth, what the government tells you, and what potheads will tell you. I've done quite a bit of research on the subject and here it is. 1. It's addictive in the same sense that chocolate is addictive. If you've eaten chocolate before and you liked it, you'll probably want to eat it if it's around. That said, if you don't want to eat it it's not too hard to resist if you have a good amount of willpower. I smoke weed occasionally myself and I'd say that's a pretty good analogy. 2. Inhaling carbon is never good for your lungs. It's not too bad either if you don't smoke often because you're lungs heal themselves and flush out crap like tar. It's been said that the damage is parallel to that of tobacco smoke, which is only true in a sense. If you grew the tobacco in a well-ventilated room, it's damage would be the same as weeds. But research from various prestigious universities and orgs have recently shown that tobacco leaf fibers strongly attract Radon and Polonium particles, which commonly in reside in very small amounts in both soil and indoor air. Thus, tobacco smoke in realistic settings is in fact worse than marijuana smoke in that that of tobacco contains radioactive particles that build up in the alveoli and are, in fact, the main cause of lung cancer due to smoking tobacco. So weed is bad for your lungs, but not really that bad in moderation. Weed makes you hungry, and so you tend to eat more than you should when your high. If you employ willpower and exercise, this shouldn't be too much of a problem. Abusing weed tends to lead towards lethargy, which isn't great for your physical health. An effect of weed is hightened blood pressure, which is bad for those with cardiovascular conditions. Weed is terrific for stress relief in the long term (due to it's effects, but I won't go into specifics), which leads to a healthier state of mind. It has also been shown to reduce the risk for Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and other mental diseases, but I'm not 100% convinced since too few studies have been done on this subject. The only danger it poses to mental health is that it can, in rare instances, exacerbate psychoses and bring genetically predisposed psychoses to surface. Basically, if you're family has a history of mental illness, you shouldn't use weed or any other psychedelics. All in all, except for a few unlucky people, weed is very safe with responsible usage and is, in my opinion, very beneficial for your mental health. 3. Unless the guy pushes you to smoke after you've told him you don't want to -- which would probably create awkward tension --, you should definitely still be friends with him.

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