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Old 01-11-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Vitals - Smoking pot doesn't hurt lung capacity, study shows

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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and University of Alabama at Birmingham ...measured lung function multiple times in more than 5,100 men and women during a 20-year period. In fact, the research shows, some people who regularly smoke marijuana can have a slight improvement in lung function.
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I have a feeling that tobacco, w/o all the chemical additives is probably not as bad as we think, either.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Vitals - Smoking pot doesn't hurt lung capacity, study shows

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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and University of Alabama at Birmingham ...measured lung function multiple times in more than 5,100 men and women during a 20-year period. In fact, the research shows, some people who regularly smoke marijuana can have a slight improvement in lung function.
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I have a feeling that tobacco, w/o all the chemical additives is probably not as bad as we think, either.
Have you seen the list of chemicals they put in cigarettes? Our government keeps requiring more to be added too. The last addition was for "FSC" to make cigarettes fire safe. Pot in its natural state doesn't have those chemicals and as these studies are completed I believe it will be proven to be less addicting and less harmful than today's common cigarette.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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New Study Shows Moderate Marijuana Use Not Associated with Breathing Problems

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A study released by the American Medical Association is getting a whole lot of attention this week, as it rightly should. This study, which shows that people who smoke marijuana exhibit little to no harmful pulmonary effects from their use, pokes a gigantic, gaping hole in one of the most often-employed attacks against marijuana reform. Read more ...
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I think it is absolutely ridiculous that marijuana is not legal.

There are multiple positives and very few negatives (I'm talking people who are basically responsible).

I'm sure when the government/big business can figure out how to make money on it we'll see some changes
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Smoke inhalation is bad for your lungs. Marijuana smoke is smoke. Just like wood smoke is smoke, metal smoke is smoke, plastic smoke is smoke, cigarette smoke is smoke.

Some smoke is less toxic than other smoke, but that doesn't mean the less toxic smoke is non-toxic. It's still toxic. People who are smoking *moderate* amounts of marijuana, are experiencing little, or no pulmonary effects.

Well people who only have one Marlboro ever week, are probably also experiencing little, or no pulmonary effects.

Just like people who have a fireplace and have to endure a few seconds of initial backdraft before they shut the glass fire door every evening after supper, will experience little, or no pulmonary effects.

So go ahead and have your weekly toke. Just don't expect to have "better" lungs than someone who doesn't smoke at all, and don't expect to have "better" lungs when you're smoking 4 joints a day, than someone who only partakes in one joint a week.

We call this common sense in my country. Unfortunately it's not very common anymore.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Smoke inhalation is bad for your lungs. Marijuana smoke is smoke. Just like wood smoke is smoke, metal smoke is smoke, plastic smoke is smoke, cigarette smoke is smoke.

Some smoke is less toxic than other smoke, but that doesn't mean the less toxic smoke is non-toxic. It's still toxic. People who are smoking *moderate* amounts of marijuana, are experiencing little, or no pulmonary effects.

Well people who only have one Marlboro ever week, are probably also experiencing little, or no pulmonary effects.

Just like people who have a fireplace and have to endure a few seconds of initial backdraft before they shut the glass fire door every evening after supper, will experience little, or no pulmonary effects.

So go ahead and have your weekly toke. Just don't expect to have "better" lungs than someone who doesn't smoke at all, and don't expect to have "better" lungs when you're smoking 4 joints a day, than someone who only partakes in one joint a week.

We call this common sense in my country. Unfortunately it's not very common anymore.
I'm sure most pot smokers don't need you worrying about their lung function. Most pot smokers I've known started smoking with cigarettes in a day when it was unknown exactly what was contained in them. Do you really think these people care? The world would be a much safer place if we substituted pot for alcohol.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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Maybe it was the switch to Ganja, that encouraged these results.
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