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Risks Of Marijuana Smoke

The smoke from marijuana causes certain health risks to the lungs due to the inhalation of toxic substances and irritants. When marijuana is smoked it releases many harmful and toxic compounds including tar, carbon monoxide, carcinogens which can damage the respiratory system. Combustion of marijuana produces similar toxins to those found in tobacco smoke such as particulate matter and volatile organic compound which can lead to inflammation, bronchitis, and other respiratory issues. Prolonged exposure to smoke from marijuana can lead to COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, lung cancer, and respiratory infections. The effects of long term marijuana use is still being studied, and this is important to note, impact from the use of marijuana may vary depending on different factors such as frequency of use, duration of exposure, individual susceptibility.

Key Facts Of Marijuana Smoke:

  • Harmful to lung tissues
  • Damage to small blood vessels
  • It has toxins and some of the same cancer causing carcinogens as tobacco
  • Can lead to bronchitis, lung inflammation, COPD
  • Can lead to cancer
  • Can lead to emphysema



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