In the past I have been a smoker, but never a tobacco smoker. I have had cigarettes in the past and didn’t understand what all the hype was about. Now, in my understanding of this life I don’t need or regularly use recreational substances. For those who do… “it’s your thang’ do what you wanna do! I can’t tell ya who to sock it to!” We as a community have been warned of the effects of smoking in general. Yes, smoking marijuana is not as harmful as smoking cigarettes, but smoke in your lungs is the problem no matter what you smoke. I have however been really interested in the research findings from the HIV and marijuana studies.