Article by Get Lifted
It doesn’t take a doctorate to know that inhaling any type of smoke is unhealthy for your lungs. Whether it be tobacco smoke or a barbeque grill, smoke particles in your lungs are never good. The main risk that comes from inhaling smoke is lung cancer, but when it comes to weed, it gets a little more complicated than that.
Does smoking weed cause cancer but kill cancer at the same time?
Researchers at Atlanta’s Emory University analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The researchers did what is known as a spirometry test, a type of breathing test that analyzes and measures airflow as you exhale. Surprisingly enough the studies showed that weed smokers who smoked a joint a day for 20 years straight did not show any symptoms of lung damage.
This does not mean that you can go nuts smoking without a care in the world, remember smoke is never good for your lungs. In fact, a study done in 2014 discovered that smoking weed did leave behind tar in your lungs. Giving smokers long term issues such as inflammation in the small air pathways, trouble exhaling, coughing, and other complications.
The main chemicals found in cannabis, THC and CBD play a key role in answering why marijuana smoke has not been linked to lung cancer. Research from Complutense University of Madrid has discovered that THC causes tumor cells to kill themselves when researched on animals.
This study done by a German University researched the effects of CBD on lung cancer. They concluded that CBD prevented cancer from moving around the body and infecting other cells. This might explain why weed smoke has not been linked to lung cancer.
The smoke is giving you cancer, but at the same time, the THC and CBD may be preventing it from happening.
Even knowing all this, it is still important to stay conscious about your lungs, you need those bad boys to stay healthy. Seriously, try holding your breath for a while and you will remember just how important they are. Here are 3 of the healthiest ways to smoke weed.