View Full Version : Marijuana causes the same respiratory
05-14-2005, 09:50 PM
Asian News International
A new study, by researchers at the Yale
University, has found that smoking
marijuana is associated with increased risk of
many of the same symptoms as smoking
cigarettes i.e. chronic bronchitis, coughing on
most days, phlegm production, shortness of
breath, and wheezing.
The study, which was published in the
"Journal of General Internal Medicine," said
that marijuana smoking may increase risk of
respiratory exposure by infectious organisms,
such as fungi and molds, since cannabis
plants are contaminated with a range of
The study found that a large number of current marijuana use was defined
as self-reported lifetime use and use at least one day in the prior month.
Seventy seven percent of marijuana smokers also smoked tobacco.
The analysis statistically controlled for the number of cigarettes smoked per
day. Individuals who smoked both marijuana and tobacco had increased
rates of respiratory symptoms compared to those who smoked tobacco only.
05-15-2005, 05:06 PM
LUNG CLEANER AND EXPECTORANT
Cannabis is the best natural expectorant to clear the human lungs of smog, dust and the phlegm associated with tobacco use. Marijuana smoke effectively dilates the airways of the lungs, the bronchi, opening them to allow more oxygen into the lungs. It is also the best natural dilator of the tiny airways of the lungs, the bronchial tubes - making cannabis the best overall bronchial dilator for 80% of the population (the remaining 20% sometimes show minor negative reactions). (See section on asthma - a disease that closes these passages in spasms - UCLA Tashkin studies, 1969-97; U.S. Costa Rican, 1980-82; Jamaican studies 1969-74, 76.) Statistical evidence - showing up consistently as anomalies in matched populations - indicates that people who smoke tobacco cigarettes are usually better off and will live longer if they smoke cannabis moderately, too. (Jamaicna, Costa Rican studies.) Millions of Americans have given up or avoided smoking tobacco products in favor of cannabis, which is not good news to the powerful tobacco lobby - Senator Jesse Helms and his cohorts. A turn-of-the-century grandfather clause in U.S. tobacco law allows 400 to 6,000 additional chemicals to be added. Additions since then to the average tobacco cigarette are unknown, and the public in the U.S. has no right to know what they are. Many joggers and marathon runners feel cannabis use cleans their lungs, allowing better endurance. The evidence indicates that cannabis use will probably increase these outlaw American marijuana-users' lives by about one to two years - yet they may lose their rights, property, children, state licenses, etc., just for using that safest of substances: cannabis.
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05-16-2005, 12:40 AM
MJ smoke is full of tar and products of combustion that are regarded as cancerous and bronchial irritants. Turpentine, Benzine and about a zillion other "bad" things.
Read the MAPS studies on vaporization of cannabis. Vaporization reduces some of this harm.
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05-16-2005, 02:46 PM
You are right, GM! However, to my knowlege there has never been a single case of cancer diagnosed that was attributed to MJ smoking. I challenge anyone to find a documented case saying otherwise. Because if there is one out there, I would love to see it! From what I understand, there is still some bad "stuff" when vaporizing, but in minute amounts. Without combustion, there can't be any tar and that is the most dominating "bad" thing you get out of smoking. Just my opinion based on everything that I have been able to access... Take care and be well....
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05-16-2005, 10:09 PM
Quite true, on the documented cancer deaths BB.....besides I doubt any Oncologists would would put it down as a cause of death anyway.
It's a case of "Just because I've never seen a platypus, doesn't mean they don't exist..."
Like most things contested in battle, the truth isn't Black or White but in the Grey in between.
Records are only as good as the data they contain....if they contain it at all.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a case where a guy smokes a joint and drops dead from cancer on the spot! That's the only "proof" some people will believe.
For now I will assume that if Benzine is mutagenic and Benzine in Cigs is mutagenic and Benzine in other plants are mutagenic.....then Benzine in MJ likely is too. LOL
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