What Does Cannabis Smoke Do To The Lungs?

Article by Anisha Dhiman, Growth Op

WELLNESS What does cannabis smoke do to the lungs? Why the COVID-19 pandemic is a good reason to hit pause on smoking weed By Anisha Dhiman "While COVID-19 is less likely to cause serious symptoms in younger people, in combination with substance use like vaping or smoking cigarettes or cannabis, it could pose a serious health threat." Getty Images Cannabis smoke can injure the cell linings of the large airways in the body leading to an “increased likelihood of symptoms of chronic bronchitis (inflammation in the lungs),” notes a 2013 study. DARRYL DYCK /

Smoke is no friend of the lungs, whether it’s from tobacco, cannabis or even a burning wood fire.

As for how cannabis smoke affects lung health, up to date and long-term data remains insufficient. But erring on the side of caution, the pandemic is still a good reason to hit pause. Here’s why.

Cannabis smoke and lungs

Cannabis smoke can injure the cell linings of the large airways in the body leading to an “increased likelihood of symptoms of chronic bronchitis (inflammation in the lungs),” notes a 2013 study. More recently, McMaster University researchers reported that the impacts of smoking cannabis and smoking tobacco are more similar than many think.

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