We all hear about secondhand smoke from cigarettes and how bad it is. Some say we might as well be smoking the tobacco ourselves. Living in a home filled with tobacco smoke can cause lung cancer and other health problems just like a smoker would develop.
Studies are now showing that secondhand pot smoke is just as bad as tobacco. If you have a pot addiction, call Legacy Freedom. We offer affordable outpatient drug treatment in Greensboro NC.
Secondhand Pot Smoke Risks Are Real!
For a long time, the use of marijuana was considered relatively safe due to the fact that it is natural and doesn't seem to contain tar.
According to Matthew Springer, Ph.D., study senior author and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco's Division of Cardiology, "There is widespread belief that, unlike tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is benign. We in public health have been telling the public to avoid secondhand tobacco smoke for years, but we don't tell them to avoid secondhand marijuana smoke, because until now we haven't had evidence that it can be harmful."
Smoke of any kind should be avoided in terms of inhalation, after reviewing the findings of this study. Whether it's tobacco, pot or other type of drug that can be smoked, stay clear of the smoke whether it's secondhand or direct.
The thought process here is that while the effects of secondhand smoke can be temporary, it can also lead to larger issues later on.
Springer also states that, "While the effect is temporary for both cigarette and marijuana smoke, these temporary problems can turn into long-term problems if exposures occur often enough and may increase the chances of developing hardened and clogged arteries. Arteries of rats and humans are similar in how they respond to secondhand tobacco smoke, so the response of rat arteries to secondhand marijuana smoke is likely to reflect how human arteries might respond."
There are more than thirty thousand deaths each year from secondhand tobacco smoke. That's too many, considering the victim never actually directly inhaled the smoke. Though we don't know exactly what secondhand pot smoke can do, we are finding that with the increase of legalization, there are more and more people with secondhand pot smoke symptoms.
It's only going to get worse from here on out. It was a long time before the world realized how bad tobacco was for our bodies. The more it began being used, the more problems arose. The same thing will eventually happen with marijuana. Essentially, it will be too late by the time we figure out exactly how excessive contact with pot will affect us, long term.
Consider staying away from pot smoke, whether it's directly or through secondhand contact. With the rise in problems that this drug is causing, from heart disease to clogged arteries and more, it's best to refrain from using.
If you've found that you're addicted to synthetic pot or another dangerous drug and need help recovering, get rehab at Legacy Freedom of Greensboro. We are here to help you find a happy, healthier life without drugs.
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