With cannabis being set free from a decades-long stigma and its recreational and medical use more widespread, the question arises: is smoking weed dangerous?
While it is scientifically proven that smoking tobacco harms nearly every organ of the human body, researchers are divided on marijuana smoking.
Is Marijuana More Harmful To Lungs Than Tobacco?
Most recent evidence that cannabis is even more harmful to the lungs than tobacco comes from researchers at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital reported Medical News Today. Coincidentally, a cannabis worker's Jan. 2022 death at Trulieve Cannabis Corp's (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) productions facility in Holyoke, where she was grinding and packaging cannabis into prerolls, has made headlines recently.
Published in the journal Radiology, the Canadian research suggests that cannabis smokers are more prone to emphysema and airway diseases than cigarette smokers.
The researchers studied chest computerized tomography (CT) examinations of 56 marijuana smokers, 57 non-smokers and 33 tobacco-only of the same age and gender. Cannabis smokers showed higher rates of paraseptal emphysema and airway inflammatory changes, including bronchiectasis, bronchial wall thickening and mucoid impaction, to name a few.
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