The Great American Smokeout

November 21, 2014 2:07 AM

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Today is The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout. The organization marks the third Thursday of November as a day to encourage Americans to quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking. Although The American Cancer Society is targeting tobacco smokers, even cannabis users can be encouraged to find healthier alternatives to smoking on this day.

When you smoke cannabis or tobacco you are burning plant matter. When this happens cancer-causing chemicals called carcinogens are released. Although research shows that smoking cannabis may be less harmful than smoking tobacco, carcinogens are still formed. These carcinogens travel into the lun...

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