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Smoking cut piece of unfiltered cigarette, putting in tube with marijuana, smoking it in bong. Health risks?

do you know what poppers are? not the drug used for day sex, but the term used to describe smoking a cut piece of unfiltered cigarette and putting it in a tube with marijuana and smoking it in a bong? i was wondering what the health risks i have put opened myself to (i have beeing smoking these for 3 years everyday)i want to quit but dont know how.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Irrespective of the way it is smoked, bot cigarrette smoke as well as marijuana can put you at risk for various adverse health consequences. Smoking has increase the risk of lung diseases, heart diseases, cancer, etc. etc. Marijuana abuse has been associated with a variety of psychological problems, like anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, etc.

It is good that you have taken the initiative to seek help. There are several forms of help available to deal with your problem. However, your motivation and efforts are important to achieve
success. There are counselling techniques like Motivational Enhancement Therapy which can help improve your motivation and quit. There are also relapse prevention strategies which you can be taught to prevent going back to these substances. Medication may also be required to treat the withdrawal symptoms, medical complications as well as reuce craving. So, please consult a psychiatrist in your place for a detailed evaluation and further treatment.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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