Why Do Liberals Want To Legalize Smoking Pot While At The Same Time Ban Smoking Cigarettes?
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking a joint a day is just as bad for you as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, a study from New Zealand indicates.Smoking Pot damages the bronchial passages and weakens the lungs' ability to defend against infection and disease.
Respiratory problems include pulmonary infections, chronic bronchitis, excessive phlegm and impairment of the small air passages.
Marijuana smoke contains over 400 chemicals, many of which are also contained in cigarettes.
One joint contains four times the amount of tar as a cigarette.
Smoking marijuana has been linked to several mental conditions, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.
In high doses it worsens depression.
The use of Marijuana may increase anxiety, induce feelings of apathy and lower motivation.
Smoking Marijuana impairs mental function, perception, judgment, memory, coordination and motor skills increasing the potential for vehicular as well as other accidents. These issues can persist up to six weeks after the last use of the drug.
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