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Marijuana Smoking Not Linked to Chronic Breathing Problems

20-Year-Long Study Finds No Decline in Lung Function for Occasional Pot Smokers

Advice to Patients continued...

“It’s doesn’t mean that there isn’t more damage that you can’t see with these tests,” says Make.

Until more is known, experts say if you are using the drug, it might be safer not to smoke it.

“The smoke in marijuana contains thousands of ingredients, many of which are toxic and noxious and have the potential, at least, to cause airway injury,” Tashkin says. “In an ideal world, it would be preferable to take it in another form.”

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