A fresh study examining dangers of secondhand smoke showsbreathing air polluted by particles from marijuana bongs is worse than from cigarettes, with concentrations more than twice federal air quality limits. Separately, Houston’s new ban on vaping in enclosed places is also in the news.
People also ask
Is marijuana smoke more harmful than tobacco smoke?
At least 50 of the carcinogens in tobacco smoke are also present in marijuana smoke. The simple truth is that burning plant matter produces a lot of harmful chemicals, regardless of which plant it is. There are some differences between marijuana and tobacco smoke, but on the whole they鈥檙e very similar.
What are the risks of smoking tobacco?
As most people are aware, smoking tobacco carries many serious risks. These include lung cancer, many other cancers, heart disease, COPD, strokes and a wide range of other conditions. On the whole, smoking kills around 480,000 people each year in the U.S., and is the leading preventable cause of death in the country.
What are the advantages of marijuana over tobacco?
The biggest advantage marijuana has over tobacco, though, is that people who use it medicinally or recreationally (where allowed by law) don鈥檛 have to smoke it. Tobacco smoke is widely-known to contain over 7,000 chemicals, with around 70 of them being carcinogenic.
Do Cannabis vaporizers reduce the risk of smoking tobacco?
Additionally, cannabis vaporizers could reduce the risk of marijuana consumption even further. Smoking tobacco is widely recognized as the leading preventable cause of death in the world.