You might think that you can safely smoke your cannabis pipes, but you might be surprised to learn that the majority of the pipe parts you buy today are made of a toxic substance called pipe tobacco.
The problem with pipe tobacco is that it is highly addictive.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Queensland found that smoking a joint of pipe tobacco was associated with an increased risk of addiction and premature death in a large Australian sample.
“The risk of death was increased by up to sixfold for people who had smoked pipe tobacco,” Dr James Campbell, the lead author of the study and the University’s Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacology in Pharmaceutical Sciences, said in a statement.
“People who smoke pipe tobacco are more likely to die from a range of diseases and conditions including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory diseases.”
The findings of the Queensland study have sparked an urgent call to stop smoking pipe tobacco and replace it with safer alternatives.
The Queensland study found that a small percentage of pipe smokers used pipe tobacco to smoke, but most of the people who did so had not used it for more than three years.
“Most pipe smokers have used pipe tobaccos for a long time, and in fact we know they smoke pipe tobacconists for the majority,” Campbell said.
“So the majority, at least, have been smoking pipe tobaco for a very long time.”
Why pipe tobacco might kill you, but not your familyThe reason pipe tobacco can cause lung cancer is a combination of factors, including the presence of carcinogens such as nitrosamines and nitrosamine compounds in the smoke, the research found.
“There are some very obvious carcinogens in pipe tobacco smoke,” Campbell told ABC News.
“Some of those are carcinogenic nitrosol compounds, which are carcinogens that have been linked to lung cancer.”
Dr Campbell said pipe tobacco smoking could be linked to other diseases as well.
“Cancer of the pancreas, colon cancer, bladder cancer and some cancers of the ovaries, some cancers that are associated with smoking,” he said.”[But] we also know that smoking pipe cigarettes is associated with other conditions that cause lung damage, such as cancer of the brain, as well as other diseases.”
Campbell said it was important to look at the chemicals in pipe smoke, which were found to be the cause of a range or types of cancer.
“Pipe tobacco smoke contains many different carcinogens, including nitrosoles, nitrosamides, nitrates, nitroglycerides, di-nitroso compounds, nitrocelluloses, diene compounds, diisobutyl compounds, and diene derivatives,” he explained.
“We can identify those carcinogens from the smoke from a number of different sources.”
What you need to know about pipes and pipes and tobaccoPipes are pipes with a hole in the centre to hold the pipe in place.
They have a diameter of about two millimetres.
They are commonly used to smoke cannabis and have a number a pipes that are made from a mixture of chemicals, such a glycerine and glycerol.
The chemicals that are commonly found in pipe smoking are commonly called “pandryoles”.
The chemicals are produced by the bacteria in the tobacco plant, but they are also produced by a number other animals, including bees, cockroaches and mice.
“What we are trying to do with these compounds is to determine what they are doing in the human body, which is a very complex process,” Campbell explained.
The main source of the chemicals is the tobacco itself.
“Our primary goal is to try to determine the extent to which these compounds are produced in tobacco, because that is the primary source of our exposure to these compounds,” he added.
“To that end, we have identified compounds that are produced when tobacco is heated to a high temperature.”
For the first time, we can now detect these compounds in cigarette smoke and we can then look for them in the cigarette smoke.
“Pipe smoke can also contain toxic chemicals, including carbon monoxide, and they can also cause inflammation and other damage.”
If you look at our results, we found that pipe smoke contains several types of carcinogenic compounds,” Campbell continued.”
Among these compounds, we also found that we have detected chemicals that cause inflammation, which we think is a hallmark of inflammatory diseases.
“These compounds have been identified in other tobacco products as well.”
When a person smokes cannabis, they are inhaling the vapour from the pipe tobacco, which has a high concentration of compounds.
“When you inhale these substances, you get a high dose of the compounds,” Dr Campbell said, “which means that if you have a high inflammatory response, that could be an indication that you have an inflammatory disease.”
Dr Matthew White, a tobacco expert and professor of tobacco addiction at the School of Public Health at the Australian National University, said the