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I always hear weed is the ultimate gateway drug but what about cigarettes? theyre easier to get. they don't get you very high but its the start of smoking something. every drug addict pretty much has tried cigarettes. what do you think?
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Gateway to what? cancer?
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Gateway to what? cancer?


Haha, nice one.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Gateway to what? cancer?


+1 Interents to you, sir.
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Nope, i skipped tobacco and went straight to weed. Now i smoke neither. Unless you count having weed on the odd rare occasion. But i used to love weed. I never liked tobacco.
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No, our bodies' own dopamine and serotonin are.
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deadscreen wrote:

I always hear weed is the ultimate gateway drug but what about cigarettes? theyre easier to get. they don't get you very high but its the start of smoking something. every drug addict pretty much has tried cigarettes. what do you think?


Ever notice that nobody ever has just one "grownup" vice? Like, ever see a smoker who either didn't swear or drink?
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I smoked weed before I smoked tobacco, don't smoke weed anymore but it's so much harder to stop smoking tobacco...

Basically, all drugs are ultimately awful.
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I thought it was bacon...

Or rum.
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deadscreen wrote:

I always hear weed is the ultimate gateway drug but what about cigarettes? theyre easier to get. they don't get you very high but its the start of smoking something. every drug addict pretty much has tried cigarettes. what do you think?


cannabis is the gateway drug. i know people who started smoking the thc and now they do coke, shrooms, lsd, xanax, lean, and some other drugs that will jacked them up.
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I smoked marijuana even before i started smoking tobacoo just for fun. Im more addicted to marijuana because of the feeling it gives then cigarettes, I havent had a cig for a month, but I smoke weed everyday.. I dont think any drug is a gateway and most stuff you hear from it is just the government trying to scare people away from cannabis even tho far more people die from alcohol, cigs and other substance. is weed good for you? probably not. Do i care? not really. Hell, the air you breath is not good for you either but we don't stop breathing.
I have friends who took hardcore drugs from not even smoking a single thing in there lives. You shouldn't believe everything on the media 99% of what the media says are biased, lies or over-exaggerated. Just like that poor man who said a joke at a baseball game and lost his job and he probably still cant feed his wife or kids to this day because the media over exaggerated, he wasnt even working at the time he made the joke rofl.

Summary: nothing is a gateway drug its your own choice or the result of extreme peer pressure to do so. even if you are peer pressured into doing cocaine you can still say no. Its like saying juice is the gateway to alcohol.
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Posted 11/10/15 , edited 11/10/15
well, if you think about it, every heroin addict started out drinking water.

this is a funny subject, but, as i am someone who was a user, i find that there is no gate-way drug.
It is more a situation that leads to dependency. Some thing depressing, or just plain depression, something stressful, for the thrill of doing what we are not supposed too, vanity.
IE, a lot of people drink coffee, some in extreme amounts, but most people who drink coffee don't start doing coke, and they are very much alike.
also, marijuana is not a gateway drug anymore then alcohol is. you can become dependent on either and are just as likely to do harder things without having touched either, or having touched either.

So please, do not try to over simplify something you have no idea about.
-sincerely, people who have had these problems.

P.S, ive never smoked a cig, but i have started vaping to counter my smoking urges and to give myself a vice less harmful, and that's after everything ive done.
by that logic,
does that make vaping a gateway soberer?
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life is a gateway drug
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no
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