All posts tagged: Smoking

Smoking weed more dangerous than smoking tobacco, study

Since Marijuana has already been classified as a safe drug by the political and cultural elite, don’t expect it to be treated like cigarettes anytime soon. But a Canadian study conducted by Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa found that smoking Marijuana is more dangerous to a person’s airway health than smoking cigarettes, The GrowthOp reports. The researchers came to this conclusion after studying the chest CT scans of tobacco smokers, Marijuana smokers and non-smokers over 50 years of age for a period of 15-years (2005-2020). Though the test group was small, the study concluded that when comparing the rates of emphysema among the three groups, it found, that 75% of marijuana smokers had emphysema compared to only 67% of tobacco smokers and 5% of non-smokers. In her article for The GrowthOp, Angela Stelmakowich adds: Beyond emphysema, though, “rates of bronchial thickening, bronchiectasis and mucoid impaction were higher among marijuana smokers compared with the other groups,” study authors write. Additionally, gynecomastia was more common in cannabis smokers, noted in 38 per cent of the …

Want to stop smoking, go to church

A Gallup survey conducted in 2012 shows a strong connection between smoking and church attendance. Gallup referred to the connection as “linear” meaning the more often a person attended church the less likely they were to smoke. Of the 353,571 people surveyed, Gallup found if they attended church at least once a week only 12% smoked. If they attended “almost every week” 14% of them smoked. Those who attended church once a month, 22% smoked.  This trend continued