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This kid is more gangster than I could have ever dreamt of being. Not only is he making a dippin’ video, he’s also talking like a cursin’ cowboy and has the confederate flag behind him, only adding to his tough boy image. I hope, for his sake, that the mother is unaware of his reckless ways…
I am a smoker, but this dumb ass should not be smoking on the fucking Subway. Second hand smoke is real and to make people inhale it is just rude. Her reaction was ridiculous and I can’t believe that he was the only one to tell this stupid girl to stop smoking on an enclosed Subway. This old man handled his shit pretty extraordinarily. I mean, who just sits there when shits being thrown at them? This guy!
- How to Stop Smoking (answers.com)
- Watch This Marina-Looking Girl Steal Wallet, Cellphone from Subway on Polk Street (blogs.sfweekly.com)
- Men, Women, and the Dangers of Smoking (everydayhealth.com)
- 10 surprising benefits of quitting smoking (fox13now.com)
The results are in from a 20-year study of marijuana smokers; Smoking pot does not harm the lungs! I know it sounds crazy, but apparently this is only true for those of us who only smoke about once or twice a week. Sadly, I don’t fall into this category, but there is still some good news for those os us who enjoy medicating on the daily:
The results, from the 20-year study on the health effects of marijuana, are hazier for heavy users — those who smoke two or more joints daily for several years.
The data suggest that using marijuana that often might cause a decline in lung function, but there weren’t enough heavy users among the 5,000 young adults in the study to draw firm conclusions.
A small decline does not discourage me from using marijuana, especially because most everything in our body tends to decline with age. It’s the chemicals in cigarettes that really do the harm, and seeing as marijuana and tobacco only share a few of the same chemicals, the results differ.
The findings echo results in some smaller studies that showed while marijuana contains some of the same toxic chemicals as tobacco, it does not carry the same risks for lung disease.
Awesome, let’s go roll a blunt and enjoy our lives.
***Unlike cigarette smokers, marijuana users tend to breathe in deeply when they inhale a joint, which some researchers think might strengthen lung tissue. But the common lung function tests used in the study require the same kind of deep breathing that marijuana smokers are used to, so their good test results might partly reflect lots of practice, said Kertesz, a drug abuse researcher and preventive medicine specialist at the Alabama university.***
- Study: No lung damage from marijuana (boston.com)
- Study: No lung danger from casual pot smoking – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- UCSF Study Finds Pot Smoke Less Harmful Than Tobacco (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Kush Chronic-les: Study Finds Smokin’ That ‘Mary Jane’ Does NOT Hurt Your Lungs (bossip.com)
- STUDY: Marijuana Doesn’t Harm Your Lungs After All (huffingtonpost.com)
- Marijuana doesn’t harm lung function, study found (disclose.tv)
So like a shit ton of other people in the world, my girlfriend and I have decided that it’s probably best to quit smoking. We don’t want to quit, but are aware of the problems it ‘might’ be causing as well as the negative effects it may have on our lives: loss of hard-earned money, being out of shape, wrinkles, yellow teeth, the smell, lung and/or mouth cancer, etc.
Sadly, these are all things that I realize, but find hard to give two shits about quite honestly. I’m irritable, bitter, grouchy, bored, anxious and so much more. I find myself eating constantly. And if you take a look above at the negative effects of smoking, many of those were vanity points, which should emphasize that getting fat is not an option for me. Another thing I have found myself doing is shopping. I am a fucking crazy ass shopping lady and without anything to look forward to (a cigarette), I am constantly wanting to fill that void with a new purchase! Cigarettes are cheap compared to what I’ve gone out and purchased.
Personally, I’d rather be a cigarette smoker than an overweight hoarder with no friends, no money, and severe depression that I was never able to fully recover from after the loss of my dear friend: cigarette. And just in case you don’t understand how agonizing this process truly is, I’m going to quote my girlfriend right now, because what she says clearly accentuates the feelings one has while quitting.
“I am on the verge of tears all day, every day. Everything goes good with a cigarette: coffee? good with a cigarette. drive? good with a cigarette. being awake? good with a fucking cigarette.”
All in all, quitting is hard, it sucks, and your brain keeps explaining why it’s no longer worth continuing. Seriously, I have convinced myself that life will be boring and miserable without cigarettes. I hope it’s not true, but according to my nicotine-addicted brain, it most definitely is.
Buy the cigarette duet on limited edition gold vinyl!http://lilchiefrecords.storenvy.com/products/171824-lil-golden-book-gold-vinyl
Princess Chelsea is the solo recording project of Chelsea Nikkel from Auckland, New Zealand.
The Cigarette Duet features guest vocals by Jonathan Bree (The Brunettes) .
Video made by Jonathan Bree!
- When You Slip Up While Quitting Smoking (everydayhealth.com)
- A New Year Means A New Start… Hopefully. (gaybyonboard.com)
- The desire to quit cigarettes … (totheprovinggrounds.com)
- Nicotine patches no better than will power to quit smoking (telegraph.co.uk)
- Quitting Smoking, Week 1: Not Totally Terrible (Maybe Because I Cheated?) (blisstree.com)
- Nicotine replacement has no long-term benefit when quitting smoking (guardian.co.uk)
Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that it has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a dangerous drug like heroin.
The decision comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis to take into account a growing body of worldwide research that shows its effectiveness in treating certain diseases, such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.
Advocates for the medical use of the drug criticized the ruling but were elated that the Obama administration had finally acted, which allows them to appeal to the federal courts, where they believe they can get a fairer hearing. The decision to deny the request was made by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and comes less than two months after advocates asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to force the administration to respond to their petition.
“We have foiled the government’s strategy of delay, and we can now go head-to-head on the merits, that marijuana really does have therapeutic value,” said Joe Elford, the chief counsel for Americans for Safe Access and the lead counsel on the recently filed lawsuit. Elford said he was not surprised by the decision, which comes just after the Obama administration announced it would not tolerate large-scale commercial marijuana cultivation. “It is clearly motivated by a political decision that is anti-marijuana,” he said. He noted that studies demonstrate pot has beneficial effects, including appetite stimulation for people undergoing chemotherapy. “One of the things people say about marijuana is that it gives you the munchies and the truth is that it does, and for some people that’s a very positive thing.”
DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart sent a letter dated June 21 to the organizations that filed a petition for the change. The letter and the documentation that she used to back up her decision were published Friday in the Federal Register. Leonhart said she rejected the request because marijuana “has a high potential for abuse,” “has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States” and “lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”
This is the third time that petitions to reclassify marijuana have been spurned. The first was filed in 1972 and denied 17 years later. The second was filed in 1995 and denied in 2001. Both decisions were appealed, but the courts sided with the federal government.
Are you kidding me?! As a person with a neurological disorder that once had me immobilized, I am absolutely appalled by the federal government’s decision! This is clearly an economic and political judgment call. The tobacco and alcohol industries want to monopolize, and the government is letting this happen because they’re greedy little shit heads. I apologize for getting so heated over this, but I just don’t understand how a MEDICINE, such as cannabis, is compared to a drug like heroin. Tobacco and alcohol can cause death, along with multiple other problems. This is proven. Marijuana does the opposite and gets people feeling alive again when they once thought they had nothing to live for.
I remember having to medically withdraw from college, laying (immobile) on my couch for weeks at a time, taking up to 15 pills a day, feeling depressed and not knowing if it would ever end. When I tried using marijuana for my disorder (I’m not gonna lie, I used it recreationally before I was diagnosed), it completely changed my perspective and life. Today, I use Marijuana to keep my disorder under control. I have a full timejob, my moood swings aren’t as bad, my pain is manageable and my disorder no longer controls my life.
But you’re right, I suppose it has no medicinal benefit. I’ll just stick to smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol since those are my legal options.