If you must know, cigarettes are STILL the leading cause of death in this country. I'd figure I give you background checks on both cigarettes & on marijuana. Smoking effects EVERY organ in the body.
Smoking Effects :
HEART - heart disease.
LUNGS - bronchitis, emphyzema
TEETH - yellow teeth & bad breathe
SKIN - thinner skin
Marijuana Effects: If smoked in excess it can have the same problems as cigarettes. ONLY in excess will long term problems occur. But when have we ever heard of Marijuana KILLING someone. By legalizing weed it'd probably just be the same as legalizing alcohol. Alcohol has harmful effects so we keep it under control. Some people cant thats why we dont do it in EXCESS.
If you cant legalize weed then why legalize cigarettes ?