Smoking can have its cause and effects such as lung cancer and addiction or relaxation and relieve. The two most common substance consumed are weed and tobacco.
Based on CDC reports in 2016, 37.8 million Americans over 18 smokes cigarette compared to 19.8 million who chooses weed. Millions rather consume weed over tobacco due to it being less harmful. We will go over the differences between tobacco and marijuana!
Cannabis vs. Tobacco: The Body
Smoking tobacco may cause permanent damage DNA and lung cancer. Weed may still hurt your lungs but the THC substance can be consume in multiple ways such as edibles, vaping or drinking.
Both weed and tobacco can raise your heart rate, which can cause a heart attack.
Effects on your health
Marijuana can help pain and symptoms of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, PTSD and cancer. Cannabis can also help with habits such as gambling disorders, bipolar and addiction, unlike tobacco.
With legalization in the works, smokers are choosing weed over tobacco which is causing an increase in usage.
You can read more about marijuana on our blog, Weedland!
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