"Smokers never become old, because they die younger." Ever thought about the consequences of smoking cigarettes versus the consequences of smoking marijuana?
Lung cancer, emphysema, and bronchitis are just a few of the diseases caused by smoking. Let me stress that they are really just a few of them. People who smoke are also more likely to face respiratory infections, they may also suffer from some diseases such as heart disease, cancer, lung disease, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases and plenty of other problems related to kidneys, liver and pancreas. The amount of cancers that are linked to cigarette smoking is tremendous. Cancers of the mouth, throat, lungs and gullet are often found in smokers.
“Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12 million deaths, including 4.1 million deaths from cancer, 5.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases, 1.1 million deaths from respiratory diseases, and 94,000 infant deaths related to mothers smoking during pregnancy(National).”
Around 5.4 million deaths a year are caused by tobacco. Cigarettes have been linked to many deaths and caused harm to smoker’s insides. It blackens your lungs, and it causes people to die young, that is a fact. I do not condone people who smoke either marijuana nor cigarettes, but why is something so unhealthy on the market though? People can use marijuana for medical purposes and in certain states it is legal for just that particular reason.
I watched this interesting video on youtube, it’s called “RUN FROM THE CURE – The Rick Simpson Story”, this guy talks about how cannabis has cured stuff such as melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, infections, glaucoma, arthritis, chronic pain, burns, ulcers, and asthma. If this is true, why is something that’s curing cancer illegal and something that causes it legal?
Here is some of the description of the video -
“After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge – curing and controlling literally hundreds of people’s illnesses”.
Let me know what your opinion is, and what you think about the Rick Simpson story.
U.S Environmental Protection Agency. Smoke-Free Cars and Home Program. “Secondhand Smoke Can Make Children Suffer Serious Health Risks”. February 12, 2010. <http://www.epa.gov/smokefree> September 24, 2010.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction. “NIDA InfoFacts: Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products”. September 2010. <http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/tobacco.html> September 25, 2010.