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A study found that smoking marijuana causes more harm than using tobacco

A study found that smoking marijuana causes more harm than using tobacco

A recent study prepared by Researchers from the University of Ottawa and members of the hospital in the Canadian capitalrevealed that Smoking marijuana is much more harmful than tobacco, In other words, the report details Cannabis smoke further damages the lungs and respiratory system Regarding cigarettes.

There are people who use the popular plant for recreational use and thus produce in their bodies a pleasant and relaxed feeling, However, data brought to light this Tuesday by experts in the field will reveal a result that even those who consume cannabis themselves may not know.

Ottawa Hospital Radiologist, Giselle Revahbelieved to be from Data from chest CT exam reportthere are other people Conditions in the respiratory tract and lungs caused by marijuana use.

From the plates analyzed in patients with different characteristics – 56 were cannabis smokers, 57 were non-smokers and 33 only smoked tobacco between 2005 and 20200 – The experts were able to determine that the consequences of smoke inhalation affect people who use cannabis in excess.

X-ray examination they discovered percent of people Swelling of the airways and difficulty breathing due to damage to the alveoli —which is called emphysema—compared to people who smoke tobacco or who eat nothing at all.

The study detailed that testing marijuana smokers consumed at least 1.85 grams per day, approximately, In contrast, for consumers of Tobacco was analyzed in people who smoked one pack per day over a 25-year period.

In this sense Revah believes that “Marijuana smoking is on the rise and Perception that marijuana is safeOr that it’s safer than cigarettes”, but that recent reports will show that it does not appear to be collective thought. It is worth mentioning that Purchase of cannabis is allowed in Canada with registered consumption From 2018 And its production is approved.

Why is cannabis considered more harmful than tobacco?

tomography specialist warns that results in cause difficulty breathing or bronchiectasis – widening of the lateral walls of the airways – due to the fact that, to a large extent, “Marijuana is smoked without filters, while tobacco is usually filtered.”

so Revah believed Using cannabis without a filter can cause substances to accumulate in the respiratory tract and produce “irritated”and over the years the damage accelerates and causes the smoke a serious lung condition.

is one of the voices of experts mentioning the study Albert Rizzo, medical director of the American Lung Associationwho believed that previous studies had shown that cannabis “contains many of the same toxins, irritants and carcinogens as tobacco smoke”, Further, he mentioned that the stated outcome of the investigation may result in “Another Generation of Lung Diseases” in future.

However, the study also detailed that, in some cases, were people who had a history of smoking both cannabis and tobacco at the same timerevealing that more detailed studies are still needed to accurately determine the severity of herbicide use.

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