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Holding it in your lungs for a long time? Urban Myth or Not


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Spencer6289

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My friend says that you should not hold in the smoke for more then 5 secs cause your not gonna get more high or anything. His agrugement is that you loosing air so you feel light headed thats why you feel more high when you hold it in longer? Can anybody help tell that he is right or prove that he is wrong. Thanks for your help

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Try it.

It always worked for me.
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i usually do hold it in my lungs for long as possible im a THC whore ;)

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I've noticed a distinct difference in my high if I hold in my hits 5-10 seconds instead of 2-3 seconds. I get a lot higher if i hold it in.

Im not a scientist, I don't KNOW the specifics about how long its useful to hold it in, but I do know from personal research ;) it gets you higher.

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I've always held it in as long as possible then let it out real slow but recently people at norml are saying you don't get any higher doing this, they say you only have to hold it in for 5 secs cos any longer doesn't do anything except deprive your brain of oxygen. Also it's supposed to be better for your lungs cos they don't have the smoke in them for as long

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you do get higher, the reason you smoke weed, is because when i burns it turns into tiny tiny molecules. YOur lungs are designed to absorb oxygen from air (which by the way is mostly nitrogen). The arteries in your lungs branch into a million tiny capillaries, effectively increasing surface area. These millions of tiny capillaries are so small they allow for gas exchange through their membranes right into the bloodstream and attach right to deoxygenated blood (which is blueish, thats why your veins look almost green, blood only goes red when it is oxygenated) and is carried to the brain and all your trillions and trillions of cells to carry on cellular life. THerefore the longer you hold your hit in, the longer you lungs have to absorb THC directly into the bloodstream.

its that simple.


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It only takes the lungs 2-3 seconds for the aleveoli to absorb the THC. Holding the hit longer is just depriving yourself from oxygen (and replacing it with smoke which isn't all that good for you). You feel higher from the lack of O2 and because the THC is probably hitting your blood stream a little earlier. So I would say you don't get highER from holding your hits in longer, but you'll feel higher fastER if you hold them in. It's not good for you though, but not much that's fun is.

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It only takes the lungs 2-3 seconds for the aleveoli to absorb the THC. Holding the hit longer is just depriving yourself from oxygen (and replacing it with smoke which isn't all that good for you). You feel higher from the lack of O2 and because the THC is probably hitting your blood stream a little earlier. So I would say you don't get highER from holding your hits in longer, but you'll feel higher fastER if you hold them in. It's not good for you though, but not much that's fun is.



Aleveoli.......thats the word i was looking for.


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i casper my hits till nothing comes out.

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I have heard somewhere...i dunno where prolly in the pages of this city that the thc gets totally absorbed after about 7 seconds ... this is what i usually go by when I take my hits

the holding in forever def. is not needed and like people have been saying it just deprives your brain of sweet sweet oxygen

here ya go :wave:
http://forum.grassci...-hold-hits.html
http://forum.grassci...-hold-hits.html
http://forum.grassci...-your-hits.html

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE....search button will tell you everything you ever need to know, EVER:p

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i can't cite a source but i'm pretty sure that something like 90-95% of the thc in a hit is absorbed by your lungs within the first 3 seconds of taking a hit. i personally hold in hits for 4-5 seconds, and i like to take as much fresh air in as i can so that the hit gets all the way into my lungs. i think holding your hits for longer than 6-7 seconds is probably overkill though.
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you would get higher because the thc would have a lot more time to soak into your lungs and therefor get into your blood stream.....itll work...or just do it anyway theres nothing to lose and only things to gain!!!!

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I hold my hits for a little while, I really don't think it makes much of a difference though lol

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It only takes the lungs 2-3 seconds for the aleveoli to absorb the THC. Holding the hit longer is just depriving yourself from oxygen (and replacing it with smoke which isn't all that good for you). You feel higher from the lack of O2 and because the THC is probably hitting your blood stream a little earlier. So I would say you don't get highER from holding your hits in longer, but you'll feel higher fastER if you hold them in. It's not good for you though, but not much that's fun is.



sorry, but you have no idea what your talking about.
to fully absorb 1 big hoot you need to hold the smoke in for 30 seconds, i never hold mine in for 30 seconds but you get alot higher if you hold your hoot in for 10-15 seconds rather then 2-3

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sorry, but you have no idea what your talking about.
to fully absorb 1 big hoot you need to hold the smoke in for 30 seconds, i never hold mine in for 30 seconds but you get alot higher if you hold your hoot in for 10-15 seconds rather then 2-3


as stated by countless others, you are just depriving yourself of oxygen making yourself feel higher. All thc is void from smoke after 7 seconds, so anything after that is completely pointless.

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Aleveoli.......thats the word i was looking for.


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Close... alveoli is the word haha. But yea, holding your hit for anymore than 5 secs is pointless to get more high off of THC. Like said above, you're only getting "high" off of the other harmful chemicals in the smoke binding to individual alveoli thus temporarily blocking their ability to bind O2. High due to oxygen deprivation to the brain in short.

Personally, i'd rather just get high off the THC and not continue to absorb all the other harmful crap in the smoke. It'll be a more clear high and less headache/come down and crash high anyhow. Take the hit, inhale, hold for a few seconds, exhale, enjoy, repeat :smoking:

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as stated by countless others, you are just depriving yourself of oxygen making yourself feel higher. All thc is void from smoke after 7 seconds, so anything after that is completely pointless.


no it isnt, there is still thc in the smoke after 10 seconds even..
5 or 7 seconds isnt long enough if you ask me, its almost like a waste of smoke

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And dont forget

"he who coughs shall be the most stoned"

when you cough, it dislodges all that buildup in your lungs, allows in thc to more areas.

So next time, cough on purpose!!.....:)

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you do get higher, the reason you smoke weed, is because when i burns it turns into tiny tiny molecules. YOur lungs are designed to absorb oxygen from air (which by the way is mostly nitrogen). The arteries in your lungs branch into a million tiny capillaries, effectively increasing surface area. These millions of tiny capillaries are so small they allow for gas exchange through their membranes right into the bloodstream and attach right to deoxygenated blood (which is blueish, thats why your veins look almost green, blood only goes red when it is oxygenated) and is carried to the brain and all your trillions and trillions of cells to carry on cellular life. THerefore the longer you hold your hit in, the longer you lungs have to absorb THC directly into the bloodstream.

its that simple.


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this is actually not true. blood is always red. the only reason it looks green through your skin is just that...you are looking through your skin. think about it. when you get blood drawn it is not coming in contact with any oxygen. because syringes are meant specifically NOT to let in any oxygen. and yet it comes out red still. a quick google search will tell you the truth:p.

and as far as holding your hits, i only hold for maybe 5 seconds. it has never made much of a difference to me. i always get high:smoking:

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this is actually not true. blood is always red. the only reason it looks green through your skin is just that...you are looking through your skin. think about it. when you get blood drawn it is not coming in contact with any oxygen. because syringes are meant specifically NOT to let in any oxygen. and yet it comes out red still. a quick google search will tell you the truth:p.

and as far as holding your hits, i only hold for maybe 5 seconds. it has never made much of a difference to me. i always get high:smoking:



actually, blood is blue when its deoxygenated.
certain parts of your body have blood with oxygen and other do not.
dont beleive me? read this then

Two pumps (in a single heart)
  • one to pump deoxygenated blood to the lungs;
  • the other to pump oxygenated blood to all the other organs and tissues of the body.
the rest of the info can be found here if you really want. http://users.rcn.com...irculation.html




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