UH-OH. Check this out: New studies suggest that smoking weed has negative effects on both your body and brain. Regardless of how it enters your system, the plant’s active ingredient THC affects almost every organ in your body, nervous system, and immune system.
Smoking pot can double your heart rate for up to three hours. This leads to occasional bleeding and a lowered blood pressure.
Although marijuana hasn’t been linked to lung cancer, it does irritate your lungs. This can lead to lung-related health problems. (chest colds, lung infections, etc.)
Marijuana can also cause dizziness, shallowed breathing, increased appetite, and a slowed reaction time.
Can you get physical withdrawals when you stop smoking weed?
Long time users may experience physical cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and a loss in appetite.
Smoking weed regularly can lead to a distorted sense of time, paranoia, anxiety, depression, and short term memory loss.
Research now suggests that heavy use lowers testosterone levels and sperm quality, destroying both your sex drive and fertility. It also has been linked with suicidal thoughts, short-term psychosis, and schizophrenia. This is a wild concept considering the fact that thirty three percent of the US population has admitted to smoking at one point or another.
How To Quit
Ok so I’ve hit you with some pretty intense info. Here’s how to quit:
Step One: Get rid of all your smoking equipment. Sell it! Make money off it and go buy some Instagram Shoutouts or what-have you. This will remove you one step from smoking.
Step Two: Stop saying “I quit smoking” and start saying “I don’t smoke”. This is called an identity shift. If you want to quit commit all the way.
Step Three: Small chunk everything. Live in the moment and deal with your cravings/situations one at a time as they come to you. If you deal with one moment at a time, you’ll be thirty days clean in the blink of an eye.
Step Four: If you really want to quit just quit. Stop looking for reassurance from other people. Make your decision, trust in your reasons for deciding, and do it.