The Effects Of Smoking On The Brain

Smoking, the first thing that comes to mind is cigarettes. Most people are not noticing the rise of other types of smoking. The public has seen the effects of smoking cigarettes but there is a hidden killer out there that used to be illegal in all states, Marijuana. Everyone has seen what tobacco use can cause, cancer and premature death, that they forget that the effects of smoke on your lungs and the toxins in the smoke cause that. Not just the cigarettes do that, any kind of smoke or toxins that we let into our lungs can cause cancer and premature death. The main thing that is to worry about is the lungs. The rates of lung cancer has increased and so has the usage of marijuana. The correlation is unknown because research shows that most …show more content…
Acetylcholine effects learning, memory, blood pressure, heart rate, sexual behavior and mental acuity, according to the ADS 117 class. Adding marijuana to your system makes Acetylcholine increase and so it makes it harder for the user to learn and remember things. The statistics show that over half of the users of marijuana were under 18 years of age (NIDA 2015 p.1). At that age the brain is still developing so the use of the drug will make it harder for the person to be able to store the short term memory into the long term, thus in turn making the school work harder. It is proven that when an individual finds things too hard they are more likely to drop out or just stop going to classes. When they drop out it will be then harder for them to find a job and then to cope with that they are then more likely to try harder drugs, drugs that could do more …show more content…
The deaths from cancer would go down, just a little but every little bit counts. Using the drug just for medical reasons can save many people money that they would normally spend on antiseizure medication or on hospital stays because the medication is not working for them. It can save the lives of people that have seizures and then cannot recover from them. When they are legalized the age limit and the taxes put on them will make it harder to get them unless you really need it. The edibles will lower the risk of cancer, but the consumer should only be allowed to buy so many at a time to avoid an overdose and detrimental brain damage. “The more that is taken in the effects become different. They start out with stimulant effects then if the user keeps consuming the effects move to depressant effects if the user still does not stop it could get as bad as hallucinogenic effects” (Diane Sevening Ed.D (2016)). More and more people are using this drug each day and legalizing it will make the thrill go down and so the users may go down as

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