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Why should you switch from Tobacco to Marijuana? Let's discuss
Tobacco contains harmful chemicals, like nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, which can cause lung cancer and other health problems. The dried leaves, flowers, and stems from the cannabis sativa or cannabis indica plant are referred to as marijuana. The main active ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and similar compounds. There has always been a lot of debate about whether marijuana is safer than tobacco and if it should be legalized. There is significant evidence that cannabis can be beneficial. We will talk about just that in this article. Let us see if marijuana is indeed safer than tobacco and whether your customers should make the switch. But the real question is, why would one want to make the switch? The truth is that there are a lot of factors to consider — here are some of them.
1.Tobacco vs. Marijuana: Health Effects
Tobacco is a highly addictive drug that contains nicotine, tar, and many other harmful substances. Marijuana, on the other hand, does not contain nicotine or tar. Smoking tobacco has been shown to cause several health problems, including heart diseases, lung cancer, and chronic bronchitis. Tobacco also acts as a gateway drug, which can lead to the use of other dangerous substances like alcohol. Marijuana works as a psychoactive substance that can be smoked, vaporized, brewed into tea, or consumed in foods. However, marijuana is less harmful than tobacco because it doesn't contain nicotine or tar. It means that there are fewer carcinogens in marijuana smoke than in cigarettes, so one doesn't risk developing lung cancer from smoking it. Because there isn't any tar in marijuana smoke, it doesn't pave the way for various respiratory problems like those seen with cigarettes, such as bronchitis or emphysema (lung disease).
2.Tobacco vs. Marijuana: Healing Properties
The active ingredients in marijuana have several health benefits that far outweigh the risks associated with smoking tobacco. Marijuana has repeatedly proven it has several health benefits, including reducing anxiety, stress, overthinking, and helping people manage weight. In contrast, tobacco has never been shown to have any health benefits. Marijuana doesn't cause severe illnesses like cancer or lung diseases like tobacco. Studies show that some properties of marijuana may even help fight cancer! Marijuana also doesn't cause heart diseases like tobacco does. It's been shown to help lower high blood pressure, reduce stress levels and even relieve pain at the cellular level.
3. Tobacco vs. Marijuana: Addiction Potential
You might have noticed that people who smoke tobacco are often addicted to it and can't do without it. It is because tobacco products include nicotine, an addictive chemical that, when used excessively, can cause withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include headaches, fatigue, and irritability, among others. Switching from one drug to another will help your body adjust gradually without experiencing uncomfortable side effects. Marijuana (joint), in addition to addressing various diseases such as PTSD and cancer-related pain management, is less addictive than tobacco products. According to research by University College London specialists, just 1% of those who used marijuana heavily were hooked, compared to 17% of "strong users" of cigarettes.
Marijuana is not physically addictive like tobacco is—it's more psychologically addictive due to its association with social situations or a particular activity (like smoking while driving). Nicotine is responsible for almost all cases of tobacco addiction; however, marijuana users don't tend to experience any withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it after repeated use over time. For many years it has been used as a recreational drug, but it's also prescribed to relieve pain and nausea during chemotherapy or to help with muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.