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How to prevent smoke from smoking through the nose

Smoking, in general, is not a healthy habit ... But there is little evidence to suggest that blowing smoke up your nose is bad for you. However, what is known is that the expulsion through the nose reaches the nasal cavity of the same damage as the lungs and mouth. In addition, smoking can still cause worse and bronchitis-like symptoms as well as inflammation and reversible damage to the airways. However, the overall damage from weed is less, but it will also depend on how often you smoke and how you use it.

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Smoke through the nose

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Principle of the Cascade

La research has shown that cannabis smoke is not associated with the same harms as tobacco smoke. However, even when we do a “cascade” with a pure joint, this less harmful smoke remains smoke… Here is what the exhalations through the nose can be irritating:

1. Heat

As common sense suggests, the smoke is hot. Intense heat in the lungs and airways can be irritating.

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In addition, the smoke from the carbonized vegetable matter contains tar and embers. These burning ingredients can cause injury and irritation to the soft tissues of the nose, throat and respiratory tract.

2. Aging

Smoking is a major factor in aging. Smoke is a pollutant that can cause a oxidative stress on skin and other exposed tissue.

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While there is no firm evidence that cannabis smoke contributes to nasal or skin cancer, smoking on the other hand accelerates the aging process of the skin.

3. Increased exposure to carcinogens

So far a meta-analysis of studies Pooling did not find any correlation between cannabis and head and neck cancers. However, burning plant materials increases your exposure to known carcinogens like benzene, toluene, and naphthalene. In general, it is preferable to avoid these compounds when possible.

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The classic vaporizer of the medical community

A small study showed that the vaporization at a temperature of 365 ℉ (185 ℃) reduces the risk of exposure by 100% to these carcinogens. Of course, these numbers may change depending on the type of vaporizer.

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4. Drought

Dry mouth is one of the most well-known side effects of cannabis use. The herb dries out your mouth, as compounds like THC bind with cellular proteins known as cannabinoid receptors.

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These receptors are present in the mucous membranes throughout the body, including the nose. So exhaling smoke through your nose can make it dry and irritated.

5. Additive concentrate

More research is needed, but breathing from the nose after inflating on a vapor pen can have bad health effects than expelling after a torn bong. This is not because of the cannabis, but because of the additives used as thinners in vaporizer cartridges.

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Polyethylene glycol thickener for patented paint

Some spray cartridges contain propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol. The recherches show that when these additives are burned at 446 ℉ (230 ℃), they release the carcinogenic compounds of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.
Propylene glycol is also dehydrating. Which means it can suck moisture from the mucous membranes in the nose. In anecdotal reports, vaporizers containing propylene glycol have caused damage to the nose after repeated use.

6. Nasal microbiome

Like the rest of the body, the nasal cavity is an ecosystem teeming with beneficial (and possibly dangerous) microorganisms and viruses. When you exhale cannabis in your nose, your nasal microbiome is also smoked.
Although no study has specifically examined how cannabis smoke affects the microbiome, the tobacco research revealed that smoking is associated with major changes in your nasal flora.

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Microbiome colony

Specifically, cigarette smoke can increase the number of pathogenic bacteria in the area. Which could make consumers more susceptible to infection. However, it is important to note that tobacco smoke has also been associated with immunosuppression, and it is not clear whether or not cannabis would have the same effect.

Reduce the harm of smoking

Although smoking is bad for you, it certainly does not mean that cannabis is harmful. There are many ways to limit the damage caused by smoking. These included:

1. Control your heat

If you smoke, choosing a cooler method like a bong or water pipe is better than smoking joints, zombies, splinters or a standard pipe. Why? The smoke from water pipes is just a little cooler than the smoke from other methods of consumption.

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While smoking on a bong is still smoking, the water catches hotter embers and lowers the overall temperature of the smoke. As mentioned above, heat is irritating to the soft tissues of the respiratory system.

2. Use saline solution

If the smoke is blowing, your nose feels a bit dry, there may be time for a saline solution. The saline solution is more or less just a spray of salt water. This spray can re-moisten the nasal passages.

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This makes them less prone to tearing and is simply more comfortable. Saline can also help dry mouth.

3. Opt for safer consumption methods

Smoking is not the only way to use cannabis. Vaping is considered a much safer way to inhale the herb. Unlike smoking, which burns plant material at high temperatures, vapors heat at low temperatures. This melts the waxy resin glands on the plant and creates a vapor rather than a smoke.

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The combustion occurs at 445 ℉ (230 ℃). At this temperature, carcinogenic compounds such as benzene can be released by the cannabis plant. It is a natural, although toxic, product of burning materials. This is one of the main reasons smoking is considered bad for your health. Consumables, tinctures, capsules, and skin patches are additional ways to use cannabis. However, inhaling is the quickest way to experience the psychoactive effects of the herb.

4. Exercise

Hoping to clear up your mucus and cleanse your airways, exercise can help. The practice of exertion forces deep breathing, which is beneficial for the lungs and nose. Exercise also stimulates immune function and is believed to reduce inflammation.

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Exercise also increases blood circulation, which means that essential nutrients and oxygen will be dispersed throughout the body. Without movement, the transport of nutrients is much more stagnant. This means that less oxygen and nutrient-rich blood will get to the areas around the nose and sinuses.

5. Eat a diet that is clean and rich in plants

Feeling crowded? Eat pineapple. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can do wonders for overall health. But, did you know that certain foods can have beneficial effects on the lungs? Pineapple, for example, contains a protein called bromelain. While protein is most concentrated in pineapple stems, it is also found in fruits. The recent research suggest that this compound may be useful in treating the symptoms of sinus infections.

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Some additional searches in rodents suggest that oral administration of this compound reduces inflammation associated with asthma. Since smoking potentially changes the microbial communities in the nose, eating prebiotic foods can also be helpful. Prebiotic foods include onion, garlic, leeks, asparagus, dandelion leaves, and Jerusalem artichoke. These foods all contain fiber that microorganisms like to eat.

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