Using cannabis and tobacco together is common. People do this in different ways. One way is using one of them while you’re still feeling the effects of the other. This includes using one right after the other (called chasing), and mixing cannabis and tobacco together to use at the same time. Another way is using both cannabis and tobacco, but at different times.
Using cannabis and tobacco together can be very bad for your health.
Smoking and vaping are the most common ways people use cannabis and tobacco.
Using cannabis and tobacco together seems to have health risks. While we don’t yet fully understand the long-term effects, we do know:
Using cannabis and tobacco together can also put you at risk of the following:
All forms of cannabis and tobacco have health risks. The only way to completely avoid these risks is by choosing not to use. If you do choose to use cannabis or tobacco, here are some tips to lower your risk:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about ways to help you quit or use less cannabis and tobacco.
If you’re worried about your cannabis and tobacco use, you can also get support and information from Alberta Health Services:
Cannabis poisoning can happen when you use too much cannabis. The symptoms include:
If you’re worried that you or someone else has used too much cannabis and might have cannabis poisoning, call:
Note: References to “tobacco” on this page do not include tobacco that is used for traditional and sacred reasons.
Current as of: June 11, 2020
Author: Tobacco Reduction Program, Alberta Health Services
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