I was formally diagnosed as having some degeneration in a disk in my lumbar area today. No surgery is planned and the doctor didn't seem too concerned about it. I asked what I could do for it and the doctor said not to smoke. Specifically, he said that nicotine was a big issue. When I pressed him about smoking things without nicotine (the only nicotine I smoke is in blunts), he said that all smoking was bad. Now I know smoking anything isn't good for your health. But I'm wondering how bad it is for my discs, specifically. Do I have to quit smoking pot entirely? Could I simply cut back? I could definitely quit blunts (though I'd be sad) but I'm reluctant to quit smoking entirely. It's too convenient as opposed to making edibles and then being trashed all day. If any of you have experience or knowledge in this area, I'd greatly appreciate advice.