The dangers of smoking tobacco have been recognised as far back as the 1950s, with many high profile campaigns over the years aimed at educating smokers and helping them to quit.
What is less widely recognised, however, are the dangers associated with smoking cannabis. The likelihood of developing lung cancer and other respiratory diseases from smoking tobacco are regularly talked about, graphic images and warnings are placed on tobacco packaging and on our television screens. We’re constantly being told that smoking strong strains of cannabis such as Skunk can lead to psychological problems. Yet, it seems nobody is talking about the dangers of cannabis smoke.
Although many see smoking cannabis as a harmless, natural way of consuming the plant, numerous studies have concluded that smoking cannabis is actually worse for lung health than cigarettes.
Whether it’s from a cigarette, a joint, or a bonfire, smoke inhalation is bad for us – there is no denying it – smoke created during combustion releases toxins and carcinogens. But it was only in 2007 that researchers in New Zealand began to make headway in understanding the link between cannabis smoke and respiratory problems similar to those seen in tobacco smokers.
Researchers concluded that smoking a single joint can cause as much damage to the lungs as chain-smoking five cigarettes. This is due to the different way in which cannabis is usually smoked, with deeper inhalation and users tending to hold their breath for longer than tobacco smokers. Joints also typically don’t have filters like cigarettes do, which leads to cannabis smokers inhaling ash along with smoke which causes even more damage to the throat and lining of the lungs.
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