Smoking drugs is a risky and dangerous practice. The lungs and respiratory system are already damaged by smoking tobacco, inhaling drugs can worsen these problems. Drugs can cause serious lung damage, even if the user is not a regular smoker.
Drugs can cause serious lung damage
Many drugs can cause serious lung damage to non-smokers as well. The lungs and respiratory system are already damaged by smoking, so inhaling drugs can worsen these problems.
Once addicted, people start to say that “I am smoking drugs cause I need it.” But they do not realise that if they do drugs regularly, their lungs may be damaged beyond repair and will never recover. In some cases, this will lead to lung cancer or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Risk of bronchitis
Smoking marijuana and crack cocaine can cause bronchitis, an inflammation of the air passages in the lungs. When these areas are irritated, smokers may cough, wheeze, and breathe with difficulty. The damage to your lungs is already done by smoking any drug—even if you do not smoke regularly. Smoking marijuana is less harmful than smoking tobacco because it does not contain as many chemicals or toxins that can irritate your body or harm its function.
Risk of HIV/aids and Hepatitis B and C
A person who injects drugs with a needle or other sharp object is at an increased risk of contracting HIV/aids. Drugs that are injected with needles carry this risk because they can infect people who do not have any visible signs of disease. HIV/aids and hepatitis b and c are two diseases caused by both blood-borne viruses like syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and others as well as certain sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV 2). They may also be passed from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, especially if there is no treatment available for the infected individual’s condition when he or she becomes pregnant.
Since users also smoke tobacco, they are at an increased risk for lung disease, cancer, and heart disease.
Smoking can lead to heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It also causes damage to the blood vessels in your body that can lead to other serious conditions including heart attacks.
Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals including tar, carbon monoxide and ammonia gas which are known to cause cancer as well as respiratory problems such as emphysema or bronchitis when inhaled over long periods of time.