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Your Lungs: Cigarettes, Marijuana & Office Equipment and More

Your Lungs: Cigarettes, Marijuana & Office Equipment and More

Although it is illicit, stoners for decades have touted their drug of choice as a healthy alternative to cigarettes. An interesting myth created under a purple haze if you ask me. New research proves that cannabis is hard on the lungs, but how hard?

Actually, lung health has been a hot topic in the news recently and when something is bad for the lungs cigarettes are brought out as the measuring stick for damage.

So believe it or not - this is the first cigarette themed quiz here on FitSugar.

Your Lungs: Cigarettes, Marijuana & Office Equipment and More

Smoking one "joint" is the same as smoking how many cigarettes?

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sham28 sham28 8 years
0/5. But I already quit smoking so at least I got SOMETHING right :)
pandatron pandatron 8 years
LOL... the concept of anyone being addicted to marijuana is ridiculous. it's not an addictive drug at all. there's a difference between habit-forming and addictive. at least marijuana is natural, unlike the legal drugs which are man-made or heavily processed. everything in moderation, chicas.
scoop45 scoop45 9 years
Yes its true all three impact your health but can anyone answer this question 4 me/ WHY ARE CIGARETTES LEGAL WHEN THEY HAVE TAR IN THEM? WAIT DON'T TELL ME BIG TOBACOO PAYS THE GOV. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT'S WHY OK THANKZ! I LOVE ME A BIG SPLIFF! Smoke one
Nouveau-Jackie-O Nouveau-Jackie-O 9 years
Yes, cigarette smoking and alcohol abuse are more harmful, but that in no way negates the dangers of Marijuana use. All three impact your health and shouldn't be used. Period.
millyonaire millyonaire 9 years
i love smoking a good joint. sue me. ;)
dalia-doll dalia-doll 9 years
People smoke because they want to. It's an enjoyable, relaxing habit. Being fat can kill you, sky diving can kill you, and so can smoking. We live in this society which says everything has to be risk free so we can live longer... but it ends up taking a lot of joy out of life! And just for the record, prohibition doesn't work anyway.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
When I was younger I used to smoke a fair amount of mj. I think that it lowered my immune system more than cigarette smoking because I was always having sinus infections and such. Now I don't smoke that anymore and I am in the process of quitting smoking cigarettes. I hate cigarettes but I am truly addicted! I went down from a pack a day to half a pack to now about 5 cigarettes a day on a bad day. (None on a good day!) I don't feel run down and stuffed up like I did when I smoked the other stuff. BUT, the difficult thing about cigarettes, and the reason I think that they are ultimately more harmful than marijuana, is because in the U.S. you can smoke cigarettes legally, so you can smoke more often (in your car, at some bars, openly outside, etc.). Other posters said this too, how many joints can you really smoke in a day? Even smoking one in a day can mess someone up the whole day....cigarettes, on the other hand, are easy to smoke frequently and in quick succession. Please wish me luck in quitting smoking cigs! I really want to be a non-smoker! :)
DCStar DCStar 9 years
If you guys would read the article that FitSugar links to, it's an article in the Washington Post, I think it would clear up a lot of things. They don't DEMONIZE marijuana, I felt the article was quite honest in mentioning that it doesn't seem to lead to emphysema or lung cancer, BUT it simply lists the higher damage to your lungs one joint does than one cigarette would. I hate when people start defending pot by talking about how bad alcohol is. DUH alcohol is bad, even much worse than pot, but that is a different story. We're talking about the harmful effects of cannabis here.
Emmatree Emmatree 9 years
It's odd how this post is written, framing the information as if it shows smoking marijuana is as harmful as smoking cigarettes...but then the first question of the quiz says the opposite. It's probably safe to say that eating celery is more healthy than smoking anything, but there just aren't facts to back up the claim that smoking marijuana and tobacco are the same. This post is disappointing, since the posts here are usually so solid!
ailene ailene 9 years
facin8me - yeah, that's what my hubby said, and he's not even a smoker! I just wonder why people smoke even though there are absolutely no health benefits to doing it... it's all bad stuff... I don't see why it's worth it.
aflower aflower 9 years
love the way the results are featured. good upgrade!
sinsational sinsational 9 years
2 of 4, Didn't know about the bill and the last one also. I was a strong smoker, thanks God I quit, it's really harmful.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
totally agree with you Pandatron! i think the fact remains that people who regularly smoke pot as opposed to regular cigarette smokers will smoke a lot less than cigarette smokers. one or two joints a day or one pack a day? hmmm....i know which one i'll take! (and it ain't the cigarettes!) i honestly don't see why cigarettes and alcohol aren't classified as drugs since both cause very serious health problems and people become physically dependent on them. i think it's a matter of personal choice to use alcohol/tobacco but it just bugs me how much marijuana is demonized and politicized that you can't have an honest conversation about its health benefits and all you hear about are its risks. sigh... (sorry for the lecture but i used to work for a drug reform group!)
pandatron pandatron 9 years
Um... I don't think a single case of lung cancer has ever been linked to marijuana. I don't think a single death has been directly connected to marijuana, either. I always find it aggravating that no one ever says anything about alcohol when alcohol is far more dangerous and carries far greater risks to one's health.
facin8me facin8me 9 years
Ailene- the "trans fats" lobby clearly doesn't have as much cash and influence as the tobacco lobby...that's why they don't ban smoking.
jhuck jhuck 9 years
I got 3/4. I just completed an online learning piece on cigarettes for a pharmacy association here in Canada. By the way, the cigarette packages here don't seem to stop anyone from smoking. They've been the same warnings for a while now and I'm pretty sure they just get ignored.
ailene ailene 9 years
You know, I've heard of many places around the United States banning trans fats, because trans fats aren't good for you. Smoking isn't good for anyone either! Why don't they just ban smoking? Problem solved!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 9 years
Psychosis is the generic term for a "loss of contact with reality" according to wikipedia. It can be caused by pre-existing chemical imbalances, traumatic experiences, lack of sleep and stress. I think life can give anyone psychosis, whether marijuana is involved or not.
JBlondie JBlondie 9 years
man, I did horrible!
mendo mendo 9 years
thanks for the info...because I've dated a few stoners and hate that they smoke and now I have something to say back about how it hurts their lungs like cigs.
juju4 juju4 9 years
When I saw Question #3, it also reminded me of Canada! I was shocked at how blunt they are....but if you are giving a warning, it seems to be a more effective way to do it!
Jantjeplantje Jantjeplantje 9 years
Today there was this article in the paper that compared joints with cigarettes and it said that a joint is just as bad as 4 cigarettes, so this quiz isn't right anymore :P.. i'm just bugging because I didn't got anything right.. And well, here in Holland smoking a joint is legal, soo i rather smoke one joint then 4 cigarettes... But that's just my opinion.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I had no idea what the answers were to these questions because I've never smoked either ... but I remember smoking shisha/hookah once (very enthusiastically, and I still like it but haven't smoked since) and being super paranoid that I messed up my lungs because it started to hurt when I breathed towards the end!
any any 9 years
i hate cigarretess and in my house my parents and my older sis smoke...
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