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alcohol and tobacco death rates compared to Cannabis
Pi
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02-19-2013 03:36 AM

 



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Cigarette smoking causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year.1,6 Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following:1

443,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
49,400 deaths per year from secondhand smoke exposure
269,655 deaths annually among men
173,940 deaths annually among women


Cigarette use causes premature death:

On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.7
Based on current cigarette smoking patterns, an estimated 25 million Americans who are alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related illnesses, including 5 million people younger than 18 years of age.8


http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statisti...mortality/


Alcohol Use and Health

There are approximately 80,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States.1 This makes excessive alcohol use the 3r d leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation.2 Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.3 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death.1 In 2006, there were more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking.3 The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2006 were estimated at $223.5 billion.3
The Standard Measure of Alcohol

In the United States, a standard drink is any drink that contains 0.6 ounces (14.0 grams or 1.2 tablespoons) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in

12-ounces of regular beer or wine cooler.
8-ounces of malt liquor.
5-ounces of wine.
1.5-ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).


Definitions of Patterns of Drinking Alcohol

Excessive drinking includes heavy drinking, binge drinking, and any drinking by pregnant women or underage youth.

Binge drinking, the most common form of excessive alcohol consumption, is defined as consuming
For women, 4 or more drinks during a single occasion.
For men, 5 or more drinks during a single occasion.
Heavy drinking is defined as consuming
For women, more than 1 drink per day on average.
For men, more than 2 drinks per day on average.

Most people who binge drink are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent.4

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, if you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation, which is defined as no more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men.5 However, there are some persons who should not drink any alcohol, including those who are

Pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Taking prescription or over-the-counter medications that may cause harmful reactions when mixed with alcohol.
Younger than age 21.
Recovering from alcoholism or are unable to control the amount they drink.
Suffering from a medical condition that may be worsened by alcohol.
Driving, planning to drive, or participating in other activities requiring skill, coordination, and alertness.

Immediate Health Risks

Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. These immediate effects are most often the result of binge drinking and include the following—

Unintentional injuries, including traffic injuries, falls, drownings, burns, and unintentional firearm injuries.6

Violence, including intimate partner violence and child maltreatment. About 35% of victims report that offenders are under the influence of alcohol.7 Alcohol use is also associated with 2 out of 3 incidents of intimate partner violence.7 Studies have also shown that alcohol is a leading factor in child maltreatment and neglect cases, and is the most frequent substance abused among these parents.8

Risky sexual behaviors, including unprotected sex, sex with multiple partners, and increased risk of sexual assault. These behaviors can result in unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.9, 10

Miscarriage and stillbirth among pregnant women, and a combination of physical and mental birth defects among children that last throughout life.11, 12

Alcohol poisoning, a medical emergency that results from high blood alcohol levels that suppress the central nervous system and can cause loss of consciousness, low blood pressure and body temperature, coma, respiratory depression, or death.13

Long-Term Health Risks

Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases, neurological impairments and social problems. These include but are not limited to—

Neurological problems, including dementia, stroke and neuropathy.14, 15
Cardiovascular problems, including myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.16
Psychiatric problems, including depression, anxiety, and suicide.17
Social problems, including unemployment, lost productivity, and family problems.18, 19
Cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, colon, and breast.20 In general, the risk of cancer increases with increasing amounts of alcohol.
Liver diseases, including—

Alcoholic hepatitis.
Cirrhosis, which is among the 15 leading causes of all deaths in the United States.21
Among persons with Hepatitis C virus, worsening of liver function and interference with medications used to treat this condition.22

Other gastrointestinal problems, including pancreatitis and gastritis.23, 24



http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm


Cannabis death rate per year

http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Death

Tobacco : 435,000

Alcohol : 85,000

Prescription Drugs : 32,000

Suicide: 30,622

Sexual Fetishes : 20,000

All illegal drug use (excluding marijuana) : 17,000

Aspirin : 7,600

Marijuana : 0

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The Evil AC
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02-19-2013 03:37 AM

 



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they want you to die as soon as possible that is why those drugs are legal
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The Lucky AC
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02-19-2013 03:38 AM

 



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alcohol and tobacco death rates compared to Cannabis
and please stop calling it marijuana, which is a made up word, instead call it by its proper name - Cannabis
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02-19-2013 03:39 AM

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The Lucky AC  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:38 AM)
and please stop calling it marijuana, which is a made up word, instead call it by its proper name - Cannabis
All words are made up.
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The Evil AC
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02-19-2013 03:41 AM

 



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Everyone  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:39 AM)
The Lucky AC  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:38 AM)
and please stop calling it marijuana, which is a made up word, instead call it by its proper name - Cannabis
All words are made up.

all words are made up to use as propaganda so that people don't live a healthier lifestyle and not choose the deadly alternative?
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02-19-2013 03:42 AM

 



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02-19-2013 03:44 AM

 



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Oldest information on the planet. Useless thread. Weed is still for losers.
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02-19-2013 03:44 AM

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alcohol and tobacco death rates compared to Cannabis
The Evil AC  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:41 AM)
Everyone  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:39 AM)
The Lucky AC  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:38 AM)
and please stop calling it marijuana, which is a made up word, instead call it by its proper name - Cannabis
All words are made up.

all words are made up to use as propaganda so that people don't live a healthier lifestyle and not choose the deadly alternative?

So are you trying to say using the word marijuana is unhealthy and deadly?

I understand the original reason for the use of the word Marijuana. However it's quite arbitrary to argue over it now......

In my personal experience very few people really use the word Marijuana, or even Cannabis. Slang is easier and more common.

Words are words, they're usually insufficient to express thought anyways so I don't pay them much mind.






Anyways in regards to OP. I personally hate how people whore out statistics to try and back up a point. Marijuana although quite healthy is far from harmless unless used respectfully. In addition to this I'm sure many more people die from the horrible food we are forced to eat then smoking cigarettes, taking aspirin, etc.

Most statistics are complete bullshit as they rarely cover every factor and are far from scientific.

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alcohol and tobacco death rates compared to Cannabis
The Evil AC  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:41 AM)
Everyone  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:39 AM)
The Lucky AC  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:38 AM)
and please stop calling it marijuana, which is a made up word, instead call it by its proper name - Cannabis
All words are made up.

all words are made up to use as propaganda so that people don't live a healthier lifestyle and not choose the deadly alternative?
I just call it bud, which reminds me...
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02-20-2013 02:01 AM

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alcohol and tobacco death rates compared to Cannabis
Pi  Wrote: (02-19-2013 03:36 AM)
Cigarette smoking causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year.1,6 Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following:1

443,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
49,400 deaths per year from secondhand smoke exposure
269,655 deaths annually among men
173,940 deaths annually among women


Cigarette use causes premature death:

On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.7
Based on current cigarette smoking patterns, an estimated 25 million Americans who are alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related illnesses, including 5 million people younger than 18 years of age.8
Must be nice to not have to use your brain and just regurgitate what they tell you to. More NAZI anti-smoking BS.

Just try to think for a change. Do you actually believe what the Government says. Do you think they are capable of manipulating the figures to show what they want to show?

If I say "lung cancer" you are brainwashed to immediately think of smoking. I knew a women that died of lung cancer and they said she died from second hand smoke despite the fact that she had never lived with anyone that smoked cigarettes and in fact was a die hard anti-smoking NAZI herself.

But look at their own lying figures.

Globally, the incidence of lung cancer amongst never smokers comprises around 15% of cases in men and about 53% in women.

Lung cancer in non-smokers is more common than many people realize. In fact, lung cancer in never-smokers is now considered the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

But then TPTB lump all lung cancer cases into one big convenient pile of Horse shit and lets us think "smoking".

Now lets pretend that their figure are somewhat right and smoking really is the number one killer. The fact is that there are over 200 different known cancers that afflict humans and lung cancer is only 2 percent of the total of cancer cases which is nothing.

But then again they cannot cure cancer so why do you give them any credibility for telling us what causes it?

http://www.lungcancer-prognosis.com/

I'll even tell you my personal experience. I have smoked all my life. Ever since I was 15 years old. I'm now in my 60's and healthy as I have ever been. My wife of over 30 years never smoked a day in her life. She died of cancer....not lung cancer but never the less by what you think then I should be dead right now.

But then why would the Government be on such a desperate campaign to demonize smoking? Do you actually think they give a rat's ass about your health? I know that once you are brainwashed it is very hard to keep an open mind and keep your anger and hostility in check but try to suspend that for a moment and humor me.

Could smoking actually be good for you?

Smoking lowers Parkinson's disease risk

Smokers have much better chances to survive, heal and do well.

Severe Gum Recession, Less Of A Risk For Smokers

Children of mothers who smoked at least 15 cigarettes a day tended to have lower odds for suffering from allergic rhino-conjunctivitis, allergic asthma, atopic eczema and food allergy, compared to children of mothers who had never smoked

Shocker: 'Villain' nicotine slays TB

Carbon Monoxide May Alleviate Heart Attacks And Stroke

Smoking Prevents Rare Skin Cancer

Smoking Reduces The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Nitric oxide mediates a therapeutic effect of nicotine in ulcerative colitis

Effects of Transdermal Nicotine on Cognitive Performance in Down's Syndrome

Alzheimer's Disease Is Associated With Non-Smoking

Research indicating that nicotine holds potential for non-surgical heart by-pass procedures honored by the american college of cardiology

Urinary Cotinine Concentration Confirms the Reduced Risk of Preeclampsia with Tobacco Exposure

http://www.forces.org/evidence/evid/therap.htm

The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking
By:
J. R. Johnstone, PhD (Monash) and P.D.Finch, Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Statistics (Monash)

It may now be apparent why there is such a general belief that smoking is dangerously harmful. There are 3 reasons. First, studies which in any other area of science would be rejected as second-rate and inferior but which support antismoking are accepted as first-rate. Second, studies which are conducted according to orthodox and rigorous design but which do not support the idea that smoking is harmful are not merely ignored but suppressed. Third, authorities who are duty-bound to represent the truth have failed to do so and have presented not just untruths but the reverse of the truth.

Is there anything that can be said with certainty about the health and life expectancy of smokers and non-smokers? The evidence indicates little difference. One important fact often causes confusion: an agent can be a certain cause of death and yet have the effect of extending life. Smoking could be a major cause of lung cancer or even the only cause yet also be associated with long life. The Japanese are amongst the heaviest smokers in the world. They also live the longest. The Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment smoked for a hundred years before dying at 122 as the world’s oldest ever person.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~ray/TSSOASb.html
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