Smokers of Cannabis are often seen to mix their dried herb with tobacco in many different parts of the world. They do this with a view to experiencing the perfect high. The presence of ‘carcinogen’ in tobacco, a harmful substance capable of causing cancer, makes such mixing of tobacco with cannabis threatening to the health condition of the consumers. Tobacco injected spliffs will lose acceptance soon as more hygienic ways of cannabis intake have been invented. However, cannabis is being considered a gateway drug to tobacco in many countries of the world. In the United States, children are made aware of the adverse effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke from a very early stage of their life. It has been estimated that around 8 million people die every year from illnesses linked to cigarette smoking like – lung cancer, cardiovascular disease etc.
The fact that cannabis intake and cigarette smoke causes fatal diseases may be a prime reason that makes merely an 8 percent of the cannabis smokers in the United States blend their herb with tobacco while smoking. This may also happen as the people in U.S. have been familiar with different forms of cannabis, ranging from oil to edibles, while many other countries of the world are unaware of such uses of cannabis. Cannabis is still a taboo substance in many places of the European countries, where around 90 percent of the cannabis smokers are found to mix tobacco with their cannabis. This tendency conceals the strong scent of cannabis and changes the body’s pattern of reaction to Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) and Cannabidiol(CBD).