Is smoking marijuana as harmful as smoking cigarettes?

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Tyshawn Bernhard asked a question: Is smoking marijuana as harmful as smoking cigarettes?
Asked By: Tyshawn Bernhard
Date created: Tue, Jun 1, 2021 4:47 AM
Date updated: Mon, Jun 13, 2022 11:54 AM

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  • According to the American Lung Association, smoking marijuana can be just as harmful to the lungs as smoking cigarettes, if not more so. First of all, marijuana smokers tend to inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer, which results in longer exposure to tar, a toxin from the smoke.
  • There's no proof that smoking marijuana causes lung cancer like cigarettes do. But people who smoke pot do show signs of damage and precancerous changes in their lungs, especially if they also smoke cigarettes. And a study published in 2013 in Cancer Causes & Control found that heavy marijuana smoking might raise the risk of lung cancer.

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