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Smoking marijuana poppers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   hello, I'm a 18 year old female who smokes marijuana poppers. Continuously sometimes, but not as bad as my friends. I've done some research and I heard they were originated from Ontario, I live in Toronto. I can tell you this, our city is greatly affected by teens smoking continuous poppers. With the dirtiest set-up ever dirty bong, 2 inch cut of cigarette. They almost KILL you after you smoke one, and that is why these kids are smoking their weed like this. My question is, what are the real effects of smoking poppers on your body, and what causes them to be so addictive, because.. they are!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr here please give me a couple of mins to read your query.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   may i know since how long you have been on this?
User :   one year
User :   doctor
User :   i need to tell you this coming from toronto
User :   you don't understand how often kids do these
User :   because they never have the timmmme to sit down and talk to a doctor about it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   marijauna is cannabis
User :   but it truly is something that will ruin our most of our youth and its so underground
User :   yes
Doctor :   it has many effects on our body
Doctor :   most often the one being developing dependency and addiction
User :   no but a popper is mixed with cigarette
Doctor :   it creates a craving in the person , then on , one may find it very difficult to live without it .
Doctor :   ok , i understand
User :   yes but your bong is veryyyyyyyyyy dirty
User :   it ruins everything!
User :   even your insides right?
User :   because you're inhaling it
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it causes internal side effects
Doctor :   and it takes real long to de addict
Doctor :   do you want to know about the side effects of the same ?
User :   cigarettes and marijuna both at once, and the "popper" is when the cut off cigarette is "popped" into the bong which causes the bong to be very dirty
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   everything about what they do to your insides but heres the thing... I don't think doctors really know because I can't imagine them have tested a youth that smokes poppers continuously on a daily basis.
Doctor :   i could provide you with details of what it does to your body and how harmful it can be over the long run . there has been evidence for the same
Doctor :   would you want to know about it ?
User :   sure thanks
Doctor :   this causes many problems
Doctor :   to start with
Doctor :   one may expereince halluciantions
Doctor :   and when they go high on them , it causes schizophrenia in the long run
Doctor :   this also leads to a poor memory
Doctor :   it leads to something called amotivation syndrome
Doctor :   this causes problems of poor concentration at work , studies and lack of interest in normal life
Doctor :   smoking cannabis also increases the risk of cancer, bronchitis , and frequent respiratory infections
User :   i hear ya!
User :   well read ya!
Doctor :   may i know your gender please?
User :   female
User :   ........
User :   weight 135
Doctor :   ok , i would also want to share with you,, that it has a role in affecting the ovulation in women
User :   i think ive notived
User :   noticed
Doctor :   yes , and if done in pregnancy , it can harm the baby as well
Doctor :   a person slowly gets addcited to this , and before he realises , he would be finding it difficult to get out of it
Doctor :   i hope you followed my points
Doctor :   it even has some effects on your heart , as in it can increase your heart beats and lower down your blood pressure , which can have a bad effect on the circulation
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   i get you , bong is a pipe to smoke canabis
Doctor :   and as you said , yes, it does get dirty
Doctor :   and can lead to infections as well.
Doctor :   did i answer your questions ?
User :   will your body clean it out is what im asking
Doctor :   no , the body may not resist an infection in the long run
User :   im healthy and exercise
User :   eat well
User :   just smoke a lot of poppers
Doctor :   i suggest you cut down slowly
Doctor :   on the poppers
User :   i know
Doctor :   we must try to avoid it , so that you dont go into the complications i mentioned in the long run
Doctor :   as your only 18 , i feel you can motivate yourself , and nothing is impossible
User :   well i cough up black gew sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could you describe what is black gew please
User :   flem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i get it
User :   mucus
Doctor :   ok, thank you
User :   haha
User :   ok
Doctor :   secretion of mucus in large amounts can indicate bronchitis
Doctor :   or respiratory infections since it is a known side effect of smoking , i attribute this to it
Doctor :   how often do you experience this ?
User :   not that often
User :   after i smoke a lot
Doctor :   ok , these are initial symptoms
Doctor :   it is natural to cough, but the mucus underlying, indicates infection
User :   ok i have to go
Doctor :   ok , i hope i answered all your questions
User :   but can i come back onto this website to ask more questions?
Doctor :   yes , but you may have to re login and chat with a new package again
User :   ok bye
Doctor :   we are available 24/7
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
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