What. The. Fuck.
A new report from the BLF says there are established scientific links between smoking cannabis and tuberculosis, acute bronchitis and lung cancer.
Part of the reason for this, say the experts, is that people smoking cannabis take deeper puffs and hold them for longer than when smoking tobacco cigarettes.
This means that someone smoking a cannabis cigarette inhales four times as much tar as from a tobacco cigarette, and five times as much carbon monoxide, the BLF says.
I have this to say to my fellow stoners about that:
- Don’t be a fucktard. Inhaling smoke is bad, no matter where it comes from.I used to hate those kids in high school (and dumb asses in general) that would say
“Oh, smoking weed is better for you than smoking a cigarette because of herp derp and blah blah.” NEWS FLASH: No, it is not, and this is why:Inhaling smoke in your lungs in ANY WAY is BAD FOR YOU. Yes, cigarettes have additives that are far more dangerous than unadulterated cannabis; but smoke inhalation in general is just bad. It will STILL cause tar build-up in the lungs over a period of time. What the fuck do you think that resin in your bowl is? It’s tar, you jit.
EDIT: Also, cigarettes are typically FILTERED. Come on, how many people do you know smoke their grass in a filtered joint? Nobody? Neither do I. That’s not say that filtering the smoke makes it any less of a beast on your lungs, it’s just the principle of it.
- If you plan on making that little habit of yours a chronic thing, invest in a Vaporizer or cook your shit.This will take the hurt off your lungs in the long run. The effects of marijuana on the body (luckily, through studies have proven to be) localized to the lungs, as with all products that are inhaled/smoked. Baking, cooking, frying or whatever your weed will eliminate that issue and give you the fun without the AIDs patient chic look. Vaporizers are also pretty dank, and you can order one offline or make your own.
My philosophy has always been: If you’re going to do drugs (ANY drug, that means any substance that would alter your body in an otherwise ‘unnatural’ way. This includes alcohol and aspirin) KNOW what you’re putting in your body and UNDERSTAND that possible side effects/problems/long-term effects BEFORE you decide to do it and continue doing it. Don’t be a moron and do go off of rumors and bullshit.
DO YOUR OWN FUCKING RESEARCH. THE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE IF YOU WANT TO FIND IT. LOVE YOURSELF. RESPECT THE SUBSTANCE. LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT OR DIE.
GREAT INFO/RESEARCH SITES:
420chan (IMAGE BOARD/VARIETY FORUM ALL DRUGS FAVE)
Erowid (FORUM/INFO SITE/VERY WELL MAINTAINED AND RESEARCHED FAVE)
That’s Poppycock! (INFO SITE/OPIATES)
Heroin Helper (INFO/OPIATES/BLOG PERSONAL FAVE)
Grasscity Forum (FORUM/PARAPHERNALIA RETAIL)
Urban75 (INFO/DETOX/DRUG TESTING)
Drugs.com (FORUM/INFO/PILL IDENTIFIER)
Topix (CHECK OUT THEIR FORUM FOR DRUG RELATED QUESTIONS/INFO/ANSWERS)
Sorry to rage out on you, kids. Just want all my fellow stoners to be SAFE in their exploration and relaxation. Do drugs, party, have fun but KNOW YOURSELF. KNOW THE SUBSTANCE and UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE AT THE MERCY OF THE SUBSTANCE. When you are high YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL.
It’s nice to lose control sometimes.