TITLE

Does smoking marijuana increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

AUTHOR(S)
Tashkin, Donald P.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/14/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 8, p797
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses and examines the health risks of marijuana smoking. He is critical of the study which claimed the association of marijuana smoking to the abnormalities in lung function known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Various studies conducted in determination of the effect of marijuana smoking and the assertion that such act does not lead to COPD are concluded.
ACCESSION #
37371849

 

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