Since Marijuana has already been classified as a safe drug by the political and cultural elite, don’t expect it to be treated like cigarettes anytime soon.
But a Canadian study conducted by Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa found that smoking Marijuana is more dangerous to a person’s airway health than smoking cigarettes, The GrowthOp reports.
The researchers came to this conclusion after studying the chest CT scans of tobacco smokers, Marijuana smokers and non-smokers over 50 years of age for a period of 15-years (2005-2020).
Though the test group was small, the study concluded that when comparing the rates of emphysema among the three groups, it found, that 75% of marijuana smokers had emphysema compared to only 67% of tobacco smokers and 5% of non-smokers.
In her article for The GrowthOp, Angela Stelmakowich adds:
Beyond emphysema, though, “rates of bronchial thickening, bronchiectasis and mucoid impaction were higher among marijuana smokers compared with the other groups,” study authors write. Additionally, gynecomastia was more common in cannabis smokers, noted in 38 per cent of the group, than the 16 per cent in non-smokers and 11 per cent in tobacco-only smokers.“
RELATED: A 2013 study concluded that the regular smoking of cannabis more than doubles the risk of lung cancer. READ: Marijuana use and risk of lung cancer: a 40-year cohort study
RELATED: Even though people tend to smoke more cigarettes, than marijuana, its danger increases because people inhale the Cannabis smoke deeper into their lungs and hold it there. READ: Marijuana and Your Risk of Lung Cancer