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Using Cannabis and Tobacco Together

Did you know research shows that among tobacco users, cannabis is the most frequently co-used drug, with rates up to three times higher than co-use with other substances such as alcohol, cocaine, stimulants or hallucinogens?

Want to know more about the risks of using cannabis and tobacco together? For all the information you will need, go to myhealth.alberta.ca and search “cannabis and tobacco use”

Frequently Asked Questions

How are cannabis and tobacco used together?
  • Teens and young adults have a higher risk of becoming addicted to nicotine.
  • Stopping smoking may be harder for people who mix tobacco with cannabis because the combination may make nicotine withdrawal stronger.
  • People who use cannabis and tobacco together are at risk of making unsafe decisions, such as driving while impaired and other risky behaviour.
  • People who use cannabis and tobacco together have more breathing problems than those who use only tobacco because of the increased exposure to harmful chemicals, including carbon monoxide and tar.
  • There can be more problems with memory and learning. To learn more, or for support in quitting tobacco or cannabis, visit albertaquits.ca or call toll-free.
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