I hope that it’s obvious to people in this day and age that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health.
People will continue to try tobacco and become hooked to it, but you can’t blame it on a lack of understanding or education.
The efforts to educate students from the 1990s onward were not lost on myself and the large numbers of my peers who said no to smoking in the years since we took those classes. I’ll never forget the simulated lung that they would pump full of smoke to illustrate the damaging effects on one’s lungs in both the short term and long term. Unfortunately, I still had a lot of peers that tried tobacco in their teen years and early 20s. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t try tobacco myself, but I never became a smoker. Instead, I fell into using cannabis at 18. I’ll admit that smoking cannabis was bad in its own right because of the tar that one inhales even with marijuana smoke. It might not be full of quite as many contaminants and carcinogens as traditional tobacco cigarettes, but it’s still a good idea to vaporize cannabis flower products instead of smoking them. Vaporization gives the user more medical effects because combustion destroys cannabinoids and terpenes before they can be adequately inhaled by the user. I would always choose vaporizing over smoking, regardless of what I’m using marijuana to treat when it comes to medical purposes. That’s also what most doctors’ offices recommend for proper consumption of marijuana flower products.