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Marijuana smoking and its effects on the lungs

Donald P. Tashkin

Marijuana smoking and its effects on the lungs

by Donald P. Tashkin

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Published by American Council on Marijuana and Other Psychoactive Drugs in New York, N.Y. (136 East 64th St., New York 10021) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol -- Physiological effect.,
  • Lungs.,
  • Marijuana.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 35-38.

    Statementby Donald P. Tashkin and Sidney Cohen.
    ContributionsCohen, Sidney, 1910-, American Council on Marijuana and Other Psychoactive Drugs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP917.T5 T27
    The Physical Object
    Pagination56 p. :
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3887200M
    LC Control Number81215544

      As cannabis use increases, physicians need to be familiar with the effects of both cannabis and tobacco on the lungs. However, there have been very few long-term studies of cannabis smoking, mostly due to legality issues and the confounding effects of tobacco. It was previously thought that cannabis and tobacco had similar long-term effects as Cited by:   The news: Conventional wisdom generally says inhaling any kind of smoke is bad for your lungs, and, to that end, smoking marijuana is just as bad for your health as smoking tobacco : Matt Essert.

    As cannabis use increases, physicians need to be familiar with the effects of both cannabis and tobacco on the lungs. However, there have been very few long-term studies of cannabis smoking.   It is important to remember that smoking marijuana can have side effects, making it difficult to develop as a medicine. For example, it can harm lung health, impair judgment, and affect memory. Side effects like this might outweigh its value as a medical treatment, especially for people who are not very sick.

      Cannabis is the most widely smoked illicit substance in the world. It can be smoked alone in its plant form, marijuana, but it can also be mixed with tobacco. The specific effects of smoking cannabis are difficult to assess accurately and to distinguish from the effects of tobacco; however its use may produce severe by: 6.   Why smoking marijuana and smoking tobacco should have such different effects on the lungs is still a matter of dispute. Many researchers believe that it’s simply a matter of dose: most marijuana users smoke a few times a month, while most cigarette smokers light up multiple times a day.


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Marijuana smoking and its effects on the lungs by Donald P. Tashkin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Effects of Smoking Marijuana on the Lungs. When smoked, marijuana spends most of its time in the lungs. Because they are both most-commonly smoked, marijuana and tobacco are often compared.

Cigarettes are thought to cause more bodily harm and than smoking marijuana, but that isn’t the case. While cigarettes cause many more deaths each year. Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the throat and lungs and can cause a heavy cough during use.

It also contains levels of volatile chemicals and tar that are similar to tobacco smoke, raising concerns about risk for cancer and lung disease. 67 Marijuana smoking is associated with large airway inflammation, increased airway resistance, and lung hyperinflation, and those who.

But the federal government’s ban on marijuana has made it hard to study its effects on humans. Limited research shows that medicinal pot might. Get this from a library. Marijuana smoking and its effects on the lungs. [Donald P Tashkin; Sidney Cohen; American Council on Marijuana and Other Psychoactive Drugs.].

Regular smoking of marijuana by itself causes visible and microscopic injury to the large airways that is consistently associated with an increased likelihood of symptoms of chronic bronchitis that subside after cessation of use. Smoking marijuana is not recommended for anyone with an existing lung disease.

Furthermore, if you have a serious lung condition and need a lung transplant, marijuana use can make you ineligible to receive a transplant. Marijuana smoking and its effects on the lungs book symptoms may indicate that smoking marijuana is affecting my lungs. Marijuana smoke (like tobacco) causes coughing.

Most research on marijuana’s effects on the lungs is preliminary or inconclusive. We do know that marijuana smoke contains several harmful chemicals. Vaporizers, bongs and other smoking devices with water filters do not decrease the amount of dangerous chemicals in marijuana smoke, according to a study published in the journal Addiction.

The acute effects of smoking marijuana on the lung have been assessed mainly by studying its effects on bronchial dynamics. Smoking a single tobacco cigarette causes a modest degree of acute bronchoconstriction, which has been attributed to an irritant effect of the smoke leading to cholinergically mediated reflex bronchospasm ().In contrast, smoking a single “joint” of marijuana (7 mg/kg Cited by: Describe the effects of marijuana the lungs -chronic daily smoking of MJ impairs air flow in and out of the lungs -MJ is not associated with an increased risk of respiratory symptoms or lung disease and no direct evidence for MJ smoking and lung cancer.

Moderate consumption of marijuana doesn't adversely affect lung function, according to a study. A study published in in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) had some good news for people who smoke marijuana: smoking at a rate of one joint a day for as long as seven years doesn't seem to affect lung function adversely.

Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, and is a main cause of lung cancer and COPD. It also is a cause of coronary heart disease, stroke and a host of other cancers and diseases.

1 See more of the health effects caused by smoking. Smoking Rates among Adults & Youth. Inan estimated million, or percent of adults 18 years. Smoking marijuana or administration of its main active constituent, THC, may exert potent dilating effects on human airways.

However, the physiological significance of this observation and its therapeutic value are obscured by the fact that some asthmatic patients respond to these compounds with a paradoxical bronchial-spasm (constriction of the air passages of the lung).

Different effects would be expected from tobacco and marijuana smoking because of the striking differences in the way in which the two substances are smoked: marijuana smoke usually is drawn deeply into the lungs by one or a few deliberately deep breaths, whereas tobacco smoking is generally more automatic, repetitive, and variable in pattern.

Active marijuana produces significant subjective, psychomotor, and physiological effects relative to inactive marijuana, yet demonstrating that these effects are dose-dependent has proven difficult. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with million users in the past year, 1 and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain.

Click on the sections below to learn more about how marijuana use can affect your health. About 1 in 10 marijuana users will become addicted. In this video, learn about the "effects of smoking marijuana on the lungs." And, if you're wondering "if smoking marijuana is bad for you" or "does smoking marijuana cause lung.

As cannabis use increases, physicians need to be familiar with the effects of both cannabis and tobacco on the lungs. However, there have been very few long-term studies of Cited by:   From pregnancy effects to impaired driving to memory and concentration, Aaron will tell you how pot might hurt you.

Aaron has a book out now. The anti-tumor effects of marijuana have been demonstrated in petri dishes and in mice and rats.

As it stands, there isn’t sufficient evidence to demonstrate the anti-tumor effects of marijuana in humans. So, now that you know that smoking marijuana damages the lungs, check out this article, HOW TO USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITHOUT SMOKING IT.

How to Quit Smoking Marijuana - Detox your body and overcome this addiction easily and naturally for life (Addiction Recovery, Addictions, Healthy Living Book 1) - Kindle edition by Wong, Willy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading How to Quit Smoking Marijuana - Detox your body and /5(21). Of course, the section of the website comes with the obvious caveat that additional research on the health effects of marijuana smoke and its impact on the lungs is needed.“There is unequivocal evidence that habitual or regular marijuana smoking is not harmless and causes respiratory symptoms and airway inflammation.” If you take biopsies from the airways of those that smoke crack, cannabis, or tobacco, compared to nonsmokers, there is significantly more damage in the lungs of crack smokers, marijuana smokers /5(72).

Marijuana remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with million people 12 years and older reporting current use. 1 The prevalence of marijuana abuse and dependence continues to increase and occurs in 18% of past-year marijuana users.

2 Given the persistently high prevalence of marijuana use, abuse, and dependence in the community, it is .