Article by Rosa Saba, Macleans.ca
Any type of smoke, whether it’s cigarette, cannabis or campfire smoke, is bad for your lungs.
Combustion, or burning, releases toxins and possible carcinogens, according to the American Lung Association. These are harmful to your lungs regardless of what you’re smoking, and are also harmful in the form of second-hand smoke.
This type of damage can lead to conditions such as chronic bronchitis, other respiratory problems, and increased susceptibility to infection. Unlike cigarettes, there is no proven link between marijuana smoking and lung cancer, though research to date is far from in-depth.
What happens if you mix tobacco and marijuana?
This comes with a few risks, including a stronger likelihood of psychological dependence, as well as the increased health risks caused by tobacco and/or nicotine.