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Oxygen Deprivation

Discussion in 'Apprentice Marijuana Consumption' started by Jjoe15, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. I just don't believe that "oxygen deprivation" is what gives people that extra high feeling when they hold a hit in for too long. I'm a swimmer, and we have to hold in air for much longer than anybody would hold in a hit, and don't get any sort of lightheaded feeling afterwards. Can anyone give a definitive answer, or is it all speculation?
  2. #2 BearKush, Dec 22, 2012
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    If you hold in a hit long enough all the oxygen (in the inhaled air) will be replaced by carbon monoxide/dioxide thus leaving you're brain oxygen starved temporarily maybe 1 or 2 seconds. The same way people get high on other gases. It starves the brain of oxygen temporarily, which in turn could effect the high.:smoking:
  3. Yeah, cause when you're swimming you're inhaling nothing but air (oxygen). When you're smoking most of that is replaced with smoke.

  4. Well put.
  5. This.

    You are inhaling oxygen before you dive into the pool. Try and take a huge bong hit and hold it in before jumping into the pool... (OF COURSE have a couple people there to rescue you ;)).
  6. As the other replies have said, big difference between holding a lung full of air and a lung full of smoke. It's also likely that carbon monoxide and other fumes contribute to the light-headed feeling you get from holding in a hit

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