Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I'm Choosing a New Path, with fresh air! I'm gonna be SMOKE FREE!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cannabis smokers beware: puff for puff, smoke from the plant contains significantly more chemicals and carcinogens than that from tobacco.

Cannabis smoke is well known to be more harmful to the lungs than tobacco, because smokers inhale cannabis one-third more deeply and hold it in their lungs for up to four times as long as cigarette smokers do. Yet while we have a list of more than 4000 chemicals and toxins present in tobacco smoke from dozens of studies, there is no comparable list for cannabis.

So David Moir of Health Canada and his colleagues set out to make a direct comparison, using machines that "smoke" the cigarettes and then collect and analyse the smoke. They found that directly inhaled cannabis smoke contained 20 times as much ammonia and five times as much hydrogen cyanide as tobacco smoke.

Sarah said...

Hi,

Great post. Please do a post for kids and teens to help them quit Smoking. Can I get your mailing address to send you a reading copy of a series "Things Every Kid Should Know" about Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol written by a kid for kids.

Anonymous said...

Smoking anything is stupid especially in light of ALL we know now a days!