We asked Whaleoil readers whether tobacco, marijuana or alcohol was the most harmful to society overall. Alcohol was the hands down winner at 73%
Next, we narrowed it down to which of the three substances caused the most harm to adults specifically. Again Alcohol was the clear winner at 53% with Tobacco second at 35%.
Finally, we asked which of the three substances was the most harmful specifically to teenagers. Alcohol came first with 52% and marijuana ran a close second with 43%
Almost everyone who gave a written response did so because they were unable to choose between the three.
All three – developing brains should have as little as possible to do with addictive substances and don’t forget the most dangerous of all – sugar
Depends on circumstances and dosage level
all of them
all 3 are incompatible to a developing brain!
and weed both bad
All are drugs and it depends on the individual and the amount of substance consumed. Marijuana may encourage experimentation with more dangerous drugs, whereas tobacco addiction will cause lung cancer.All of them.
All 3 cause harm however it is known that marijuana affects brain development. Same with No.5 and No.6 – would have liked to have the option of “Other” for 5 & 6 as well.
Whichever one(s) they take and in what relative volume.
There is medical research now showing definite impact on brain development and links to schizophrenia from using Marijuana. It is not a harmless drug.
All are drugs and it depends on the individual and the amount of substance consumed. Marijuana may encourage experimentation with more dangerous drugs, whereas tobacco addiction will cause lung cancer.
In all of the last three questions thee correct answer is “it depends on many factors”
Depending on quantity of use / abuse. MJ if regular use, alcohol is abuse levels.
All three , theres nothing good in abusing any of them and while there might be some benefits in responsible use of alcohol theres nothing good about Tobacco and Alcohol use. Trying to say Alcohol an tobacco is legal and harmful so why not make marijuana legal …k yourself this question …if you could make it so that smoking tobacco never happened, that it was never marketted as good for you and not ‘that ‘ harmful, would you?. We fight so hard to keep the next generation from smoking tobacco and now people want to legalise marijuana…you legalise it you normalise it and the next generation will pay the price.
I do not have an opinion on that, they could be equal.
Hard to choose between alcohol and tobacco. Smoking isn’t nearly as cool as it used to be, so even though its long-term physical harm is greater, the prevalence is less. Alcohol is considered cool, and the damage it does tends to be more immediate and identifiable, e.g. assault.
All of them, no distinction
From personal observation I would say it causes more developmental harm to younger users
All of them
Hard to say, all of them I think