A new poll funds that a whopping 44 percent of Americans think that smoking pot every day is better than inhaling the smoke from cigarettes.
They are wrong. Inhaling pot smoke into your lungs is equally unhealthy as tobacco smoke.
“The research that has been coming out is actually suggestive that there’s a lot of overlap in terms of the toxins and carcinogens that are in [both] cannabis and tobacco smoke,” noted study author Dr. Beth Cohen, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. “What we’ve learned in the past few years seems more concerning, not less concerning.”
Clearly, people have been taken in by the lies of big pot.
Many of those surveyed felt daily cannabis smoking was safer than smoking tobacco every day. While about 37% thought it was safer in 2017, that grew to 44% by 2021.
The researchers saw a similar pattern for secondhand smoke, with 35% considering secondhand cannabis smoke as safer than tobacco smoke in 2017, compared to 40% in 2021.
The reality is that smoke of any kind isn’t good for your lungs, the study authors stressed.
“I feel like one of the misconceptions is that, well, cigarettes are bad for you because there’s all these chemicals in them, and that’s absolutely true. That’s part of why they’re bad for you. But really a huge piece of the harm from cigarettes is simply that they are a material that is being combusted and you’re inhaling that smoke,” Cohen explained.
Seriously. How daft do you have to be to realize that there is no difference between inhaling pot smoke and inhaling tobacco smoke.
The truth is, there is no real health benefits to pot at all. It is a dangerous, addicting drug. Always has been. Always will be.Commentary