Cannabis and the lung

Lange, Peter
December 2007
Thorax;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p1036
Academic Journal
The article evaluates the short-term and long-term effects of cannabis/marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms in Great Britain. Although cannabis smoking results in an acute bronchodilation, it exerts very potent inflammatory effects on the airways which result in a very high prevalence of cough, sputum, and wheeze. Moreover, it concludes that cannabis smoking constitutes a substantial hazard to the lung.


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