- Oct 22, 2004
Yeah seriously. It takes 5-10 joints to just equal the harm of a single pack of cigarettes. Not even Cheech and Chong smoke that much freakin' weed.Originally posted by: sandorski
No one smokes as many Joints as one might cigarettes. Most joints are also shared amongst multiple people.Originally posted by: IGBT
...more bad news for the dopers. but it won't matter since their addicted and choking with denial.
One cannabis joint as bad as five cigarettes: study...1 hour, 22 minutes ago
Those who smoked cannabis damaged both the lungs' small fine airways, used for transporting oxygen, and the large airways, which blocked air flow, the researchers said.
It meant cannabis smokers complained of wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness, the study by experts at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand found.
"The effect on the lungs of each joint was equivalent to smoking between 2.5 and five cigarettes in one go."
The British government is considering whether cannabis should be reclassified as a more serious drug because of the dangers associated with stronger strains.
<<"The danger cannabis poses to respiratory health is consistently being overlooked," said Helena Shovelton, Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation.
"Smoking a joint is more harmful to the lungs than smoking a cigarette and we have just banned people from doing that in public places because of the health risks."
<<<Last week British researchers said using marijuana increased the risk of developing a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia.