YasDarl. asked in HealthOther - Health · 10 years ago

How does smoking marijuana effect your health?

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  • 10 years ago
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    At the very least, you're inhaling smoke into your lungs, and that can't be healthy. As to the psychological effects; well, jeez, who knows? My sister smokes a lot of marijuana and it doesn't seem to have affected her in that regard.

    But another thing to consider is the "social responsibility" aspect of it. Many people won't buy tuna because they feel dolphins get caught in tuna nets, and they won't buy milk from dairies that won't let their cows free range, and they won't buy "blood diamonds" from certain countries torn by strife,and they won't vacation in Arizona because...well, you know. But these people of higher conscience, usually Liberals, then don't think anything of buying marijuana from a dude named Joe down at the corner...? Unless you're growing your own, there is usually a history of violence, fear, turmoil or intimidation behind the production of what you're smoking...is that a good feeling?

  • 10 years ago

    A couple of carcinogens can damage your lungs over time by causing the build-up of tar with continued use.

    This problem can be eliminated by using a bong.

    Not sure of other harmful effects, though. Marijuana isn't thoroughly studied in the United States because of how restricted it is. This is why most people know little about it and are likely misinformed.

  • 10 years ago

    Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.

    Cannabis affects your coordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving is just as illegal as drink driving.

    Some people think cannabis is harmless just because it’s a plant – but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which can cause lung disease and possibly cancer with long-term or heavy use, especially as it is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in non-asthma sufferers.

    Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart: It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.

    If you’ve a history of mental health problems, then taking cannabis is not a good idea: It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.

    If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.

    It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count, reduce sperm motility, and can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.

    If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may have some association with the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.

    Regular, heavy use makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.

    Some users may want to buy strong herbal cannabis to get ‘a bigger high’ but unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could lead in time to more users experiencing harmful effects such as dependence or being more at risk of developing the mental health effects.

    This is from Frank. All of these risks are very uncommon, and are very mild effects. Basically, the worst thing in a spliff is the tobacco mate. Nothing to worry about smoking the occasional doobey.

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  • 10 years ago

    the active ingredient in Marijuana has been proven to be damaging to brain cells. and heated smoke entering your lungs of course has the potential to damage your throat and lungs. ironically, tobacco and alcohol have more harmful effetcs on health in the long run.

  • 10 years ago

    We are only born with as many brain cells we will ever get.

    Smoking kills brain cells, they never come back

    and thats why people usually get dumber when smoking

    Thats one BIG reason why i dont do it even though

    i've been tempted MANY times.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It should be Affect, not effect, and it's worse than smoking cigarets but long-term effects are not known yet. Ask your doctor.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ocassional use may lead you to a day to remember, but daily use is gonna be a vice.

  • 10 years ago

    IT kills your brain cell and get you high

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