June 15, 2012

THE IMPACT OF CANNABIS ON LUNGS

The British Lung Foundation has just published an updated report titled "The Impact of Cannabis on Your Lungs" which collates recent research on cannabis use and lung function and digests this into an easy to read format.  The report finds that recently published research indicates stronger evidence than ever before that cannabis is linked to lung cancer.  It also indicates a clear link between cannabis and respiratory problems like chronic coughing, sputum production and wheezing, as well as a link between cannabis use and infective lung conditions like tuberculosis and legionnaires disease.  They found that there was a lack of evidence on how cannabis smoking affects lung function and the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Download the "Impact of Cannabis on Lungs" from the British Lung Foundation website.