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dtaylor971
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independentthought
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Alchohol and Smoking are More Dangerous than Marijuana

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dtaylor971
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/28/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dtaylor971

Pro

First round is for acceptance.
independentthought

Con

No, these 2 things in moderation are better than smoking marijuana which makes you lazy and changes your personality.
Debate Round No. 1
dtaylor971

Pro

Well, the debate has begun!

"No, these 2 things in moderation are better than smoking marijuana which makes you lazy and changes your personality."
And smoking and alcohol doesn't? Alcohol gives you a drunken demeanor; which is much worse than simply being lazy. And drinking beer and smoking makes you lazy, as smoking can destroy the lungs, thus making you lazy and unable to move very effectively. Alcohol can destroy the way the brain works, thus damaging your personality, wisdom, and ability to do normal things, such as play sports or solve a math problem. I just uprooted your first argument in a few sentences.

Lets take a look at the definition of "Dangerous":
Dangerous: Able or likely to cause harm or injury [1].

So right now, we are debating which one is more likely to cause harm and injury. Marijuana, I will start out by saying there have been 26 unconfirmed deaths between 1999 and 2007 with marijuana as the supposedly underlying cause [2]. With smoking alone causes 443,000 deaths per year [3]. Also, there have been literally no confirmed deaths ever with marijuana as the undisputed cause. Alcohol causes abut 75,000 deaths in the U.S per year [4]. Marijuana? As I said, about zero. This counts as harm.

As for injury? The numbers for alcohol are baffling. 1/3 of all traffic incidents are caused by drunk driving. It has caused 10,000 deaths and many more injuries [5]. While alcohol can cause a baffling number of external injuries, smoking can cause an even greater- and more dangerous- internal injuries. Studies have shown that smoking increases the chances of getting cancer by almost 900%, and 90% of people with lung cancer are smokers [6]. On average, smokers die about 13.5 years [6 younger than non-smokers. And at least 8 million people in the world have one serious disease caused by smoking. Marijuana? A ton less.

In conclusion, how does being lazy and changing your personality compare to killing people, yourself, and your life? That's right. It doesn't. Marijuana doesn't even come remotely close to the dangers of smoking and alcohol.



[1] http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
[2]
http://wiki.answers.com...
[3] http://www.cdc.gov...
[4] http://www.nbcnews.com...
[5] http://www.cdc.gov...
[6] http://www.lung.org...




independentthought

Con

independentthought forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
dtaylor971

Pro

Oh great.
independentthought

Con

independentthought forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
dtaylor971

Pro

If you are not going to debate me, don't debate me.

In the meantime, Mr. Conway Twitty.

independentthought

Con

independentthought forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
dtaylor971

Pro

That's what I thought. Another full forfeit.

independentthought

Con

independentthought forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro for obvious reasons
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Vote Placed by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Full points go to Pro, for showing better conduct, grammar and sources. The arguments clearly go to Pro, as he is the only person to make them. My opinion has not changed, but Pro deserves this debate win.
Vote Placed by 19debater19 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro wins due to forefeit.