I say this after some 50 years of smoking pot. I kidded myself through all those years: sure tobacco is deadly, but not pot.
I could feel it in my lungs about 5 years ago, and I switched to vaping, ending up with an ice-filled water pipe bong, with herb activated by a German heat gun (no flames). But even that started to feel not so good.
A couple of things I realized after I made the break:
- You know the tar you have to clean out of water pipes? Where do you think that tar is going when you smoke a joint?
- Igniting pipes with Bic Lighters? What was I thinking? Inhaling butane.
I’ll bet these oils people are smoking are full of tar.
I got my lungs checked and they seem to be OK, but I think I’ve done a little damage. (Although a doctor once told me that if I quit smoking for 2 years, my lungs would clear.)
I know one thing: my lungs are telling me to back off on all heat-produced cannabis vapors.