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  1. Ramón Allones Phoenicio Por Larrañaga Legendarios
  2. Sorry I was reading a different ala page on marijuana - https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/marijuana-and-lung-health.html And I was comparing cigarrettes to marijuana, not cigars (though saying smoke is smoke will include cigars for most non cigar smokers). From webmd as another example - "Animal research suggests that some chemicals in marijuana work against tumor growth, which could explain why lung cancer isn’t showing up as often as scientists might expect in people who smoke it. The studies on this are in their early days, and researchers need to take a deeper look into this theory." So I agree with you on cigars, never said otherwise, but I don't think the evidence is there to say smoking marijuana is the same as smoking cigarettes risk wise.
  3. Hmmm, the ala on cigarettes - "Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, and is a main cause of lung cancer and COPD. It also is a cause of coronary heart disease, stroke and a host of other cancers and diseases" The ala on cannabis - "leads to symptoms such as chronic cough, phlegm production, wheeze and acute bronchitis." Plus something about air bubbles which may or may not happen more than with non smokers. And may suppress your immune system (like drinking and cigarrettes do). And you know why they mention carcinogens and Not cancer? Because the link between marijuana and cancer has Not been proven. Some studies say yes, some no, possibly due to the Anti tumour effects of THC From myth busters - "There is a fourth study the BLF could have included, but we’re not surprised it didn’t. Donald Tashkin of the University of California has studied the effects of cannabis on the lungs for three decades and found that even smoking as many as 20,000 cannabis joints does not increase the risk of lung cancer. To what must be the BLF’s horror, he goes on to speculate that cannabis could even have a positive effect on the health of a smoker’s lungs. The active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol or THC may have an “anti-tumoural effect” in which cells die before they age enough to develop mutations that might lead to lung cancer." So yes, smoking anything is probably bad for your lungs, no smoking one thing is not necessarily the same as smoking another.
  4. Smoke is smoke is like saying drink is drink when comparing squash and spirits. No smoking marijuana isn't risk free, but to compare it with smoking cigarettes! It also doesn't help our case as cigar smokers to say all smoking is the same.
  5. Followed, but you need to add at least 50 hash tags per post and start doing obvious product placement as though you'd been drinking product x multiple times a day forever and no mention of sponsorship or freebies of course...
  6. Doesn't this come back to nicotine being either a stimulant or a relaxant depending on the mode/rate of absorption? Stimulants (fast absorption, cigarrettes/vapes etc) generally being appetite suppressants, I wonder if therefore relaxants (slow absorption, cigars (not all cigars I guess)) could increase appetite? And hence the aforementioned big bonedness...
  7. They were available for as little as £45 though the exchange rate was better so probably $65-70. I bought a few.
  8. Google to the rescue, first link I found - https://www.livescience.com/7113-tongue-map-tasteless-myth-debunked.html More detail here - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171012-do-our-tongues-have-different-taste-zones
  9. Funny, I was telling my 6 Yr old son about how different areas of the tongue taste different things like salty sweet etc more than other areas and he totally schooled me, turns out that whole idea has been disproven completely, doesn't relate much to this thread except the image in the original post but yet another widely held belief that isn't true. Also umami to taste makes me think of quantum to physics.
  10. Amusingly you have a Mandela effect in there, apparently the line is actually "no, I am your father"!
  11. Without knowing much science it does sound possible, doesn't shingles do something similar, hang around in your spinal nerve tissue or something?
  12. Not exactly... Epidermal growth factor, which may have been originally derived from a baby foreskin but will then have been cloned in a lab. Pretty grim anyway but egf has been proven to speed up wound healing as well as improving skin. Then again ambergris (gunk from in blue whales digestive systems), musk (anal gland secretions from musk deer and musk rat), ground up beetles to colour lipstick, etc have all been around for years!

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