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More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!!
    #2057541 - 10/30/03 04:42 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Why must Canada rock so damn much?

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OTTAWA - Teenagers are now more likely to smoke marijuana than cigarettes, a Health Canada survey says.

That finding was recently presented to a parliamentary committee studying the bill that would lessen the penalties for possession of marijuana.

The survey's conclusion that tobacco use ranks second to marijuana smoking comes as no surprise to drug researchers. An Ontario study from 2001 showed roughly 24 per cent of students smoked cigarettes, compared to 26 per cent who smoked marijuana.

"I think what it means is that we have done a [better] job of convincing kids not to smoke tobacco, for whatever reason, than we have of convincing them not to use cannabis," said Richard Garlick, a spokesperson for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

Garlick suspects the rising cost of tobacco and growing accessibility of marijuana have contributed to the trend.

While the federal government is working to soften marijuana-possession laws, Health Minister Anne McLellan says people should not interpret that to mean smoking it is okay.

"Smoking marijuana is bad for you," said McLellan. "It is bad for your health. It is a dumb thing to do, especially if you are young."




I can't wait for some canadian anti pot ads... I am sure that the partnership for drug free america (see Non-Prescibed drug free america) will let us use theirs...

I love how it's ok to quote this guy without him having any evidence to support his claim. "Smoking pot is a dumb thing to do..." Regardless, it's CBC, what can you expect?


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: blink]
    #2057611 - 10/30/03 05:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Fuck smoke and tar and wheezing and coughing just because it makes you feel good. Gonna have patches out for this new breed of addicts before too long.


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: blink]
    #2057636 - 10/30/03 05:14 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've never smoked cigs...i love my pot though! i was born and raised here. :thumbup:
it makes sence.


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: blink]
    #2057637 - 10/30/03 05:14 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've never smoked cigs...i love my pot though! i was born and raised here. :thumbup:
it makes sence.


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: reflectedlight]
    #2057649 - 10/30/03 05:17 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Shouldn't they realize that it's a sign of a succesful awareness of the dangers of smoking ciggs, rather than a failure to "scare" kids off marijuana? I think smoking ciggerettes is much more dangerous to teenagers than marijauna because of the frequency a person has to smoke ciggerettes as well as setting them up for a long term addiction.


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: Twirling]
    #2057677 - 10/30/03 05:26 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I suppose it is healthier than smoking ciggarettes and is a slight improvement.


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: reflectedlight]
    #2057867 - 10/30/03 06:21 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

As a responsible smoker, i use my bong to aviod airborn pollutants to me lungs! :rasta:


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Re: More Kids smoke Pot than Ciggs!! [Re: blink]
    #2057932 - 10/30/03 06:38 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Don't doubt it all... around here young people who smoke only do it after getting stoned, and their tobacco habit usually stems from there.


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