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Old 08-19-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Everything else (school, friends, money, hygiene, home behavior, employment) is the same, which would bother you more?

Smokes 1/2 to 1 pack of cigarettes daily OR
Smokes pot three or four times a month on weekends?
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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Cigs, because they make me gag.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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Both.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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which would bother you more?
Both would bother me. That's college money Junior is lighting up. If he wants to burn something he can burn calories mowing his parents' lawn.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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Cigs, if I had to choose.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Both. Pot would bother me more though, starting that young runs the risk of cannabis psychosis. While cancer is scary, they can cure it if caught early enough. Nothing they can do about cannabis psychosis. This question wasn't very much fun btw.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:58 PM
 
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Pot would bother me more. From what I understand, pot is a mind/mood altering drug that kills the desire to do productive work.

Cigs, while life threatening and very harmful due to lung cancer and other assorted cancers, is not mind/mood altering and doesn't kill the drive to be productive.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Everything else (school, friends, money, hygiene, home behavior, employment) is the same, which would bother you more?

Smokes 1/2 to 1 pack of cigarettes daily OR
Smokes pot three or four times a month on weekends?
That's like saying, would you rather be boiled in oil or just fried in it?

Neither is an acceptable choice.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Pot would bother me more. From what I understand, pot is a mind/mood altering drug that kills the desire to do productive work.

Cigs, while life threatening and very harmful due to lung cancer and other assorted cancers, is not mind/mood altering and doesn't kill the drive to be productive.
Agree...I've never known someone to start smoking cigs and because of it lose their ambition. I do have to wonder though if the kid is smoking that many cigarettes where are the parents. I smoked at that age...MAYBE half a pack a week! It was also legal to buy cigarettes at that age back then.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:33 AM
 
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The cigarettes are far worse and costly in both health and finance.

Each year about 443,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined.

Marijuana is non-toxic and there has never been a reported death. 50,000 die of alcohol poisoning every year.

Marijuana Smoking Doesn't Kill
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