Smoking Marajuana doesen't effect lungs

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According to the latest report on a study done by the University of California and the University of Alabama marijuana showed no sings of lung damage. The study took into consideration that people who smoke marijuana have a tendency to inhale deeply and hold the smoke for a long time. Even with that consideration there were no signs on damage to the lungs.
 
TrichromeFan

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putembk,
I remember reading a report years ago done by UCLA that was a long term study that concluded that pot smokers had no permanent decrease in lung capacity or increase in lung disease. Seems hard to believe, because you are still inhaling smoke, but it's nice to know that smoking herb is at least healthier than say, eating taco bell.

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Dodge

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Hell yeah. There is an article on the front page of the TIMES website. The journal of the American Medical Association study finds that marijuana does not cause cancer and that moderate smokers had actually had better lung function than even non smokers. Doctors went on to say that THC has natural cancer stopping qualities. This is a major step in a positive direction in establishing cannabis as a safe substance. These findings are from the AMA. This is a good day.
 
Green81

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Can you just convince the governments to read the reports then we can have some progress removing these crazy Draconian laws. Can't wait to light one tonight. Peace y'all

G81
 
putembk

putembk

The bottom line is, with all of the studies and research there has been no links to long term medical problems. It's safer and less addicting than alcohol. The majority of Americans approve of it. Plus I fucking like to smoke it. So lets quit putting people in jail for using it!!!
 
HeLLMuTT

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The bottom line is, with all of the studies and research there has been no links to long term medical problems. It's safer and less addicting than alcohol. The majority of Americans approve of it. Plus I fucking like to smoke it. So lets quit putting people in jail for using it!!!


I'm smoking to THAT!!!

Cheers
 
chickenman

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Follow UCSF on:Share Marijuana Shown to Be Less Damaging to Lungs Than Tobacco
UCSF-Led Study Compares Effects on Pulmonary Function
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Print By Leland Kim on January 10, 2012

A large-scale national study suggests low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to users’ lungs than exposure to tobacco, even though the two substances contain many of the same components.

This comprehensive study, led by UCSF and University of Alabama at Birmingham, collected data from more than 5,000 U.S. adults for more than 20 years.

Smoking cigarettes can cause significant lung damage, including respiratory symptoms, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. It accounts for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one in every five deaths, each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data for the long-term effects of marijuana use on the pulmonary system has been scarce until now.


Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH
“We found exactly what we thought we would find in relation to tobacco exposure: a consistent loss of lung function with increasing exposure,” said the paper’s lead author, Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology at UCSF. “We were, however, surprised that we found such a different pattern of association with marijuana exposure.”

In a paper published today in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers analyzed the relationship between current and lifetime exposure to marijuana and pulmonary function. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study collected medical data from 5,115 men and women in four U.S. cities from 1985 to 2006.

They measured air flow rate – the speed in which a person can blow out air – and lung volume, which is the amount of air a person is capable of holding, typically about six liters of air for an adult male. Lung function was measured using a common medical device called a spirometer that measures air flow when the participant breathes in and out.

“Essentially with tobacco, the more you use, the more loss you have with both of the indicators, air flow rate and lung volume,” said the paper’s last author Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc, associate professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. “There’s a straight-line relationship: the more you use, the more you lose.”

The same was not true with marijuana use. Air flow rate increased rather than decreased with increased exposure to marijuana up to a certain level.

“An important factor that helps explain the difference in effects from these two substances is the amount of each that is typically smoked,” Pletcher said. “Tobacco users typically smoke ten to 20 cigarettes/day, and some smoke much more than that. Marijuana users, on average, smoke only two to three times a month, so the typical exposure to marijuana is much lower than for tobacco.”

“And marijuana is one where a lot of people dabble with it in their late teens and 20s, and some people continue with relatively low levels for a long period of time,” Kertesz added.

Heavy Marijuana Use May Take Toll
Although there was a suggestion that very heavy use of marijuana might be taking a toll on the lungs, the researchers could not get reliable estimates of the effects of very heavy marijuana exposure, as such smokers were relatively rare in the study population.

All participants in the study began as young, healthy adults 18 to 30 years old from four communities: Oakland, Chicago, Minneapolis and Birmingham. They volunteered to be part of this long-term medical research study, agreeing that their data could be used to explore questions, including about tobacco and marijuana use.

Researchers believe the results can supplement the growing body of knowledge about beneficial aspects of low to moderate marijuana use in controlling pain, stimulating appetite, elevating mood and managing other chronic symptoms.

“Our findings suggest that occasional use of marijuana for these or other purposes may not be associated with adverse consequences on pulmonary function,” Pletcher said. “On the other hand, our findings do suggest an accelerated decline in pulmonary function with heavier use – either very frequent use or frequent use over many years – and a resulting need for caution and moderation when marijuana use is considered.”
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Pletcher is the lead author of the paper; co-authors are Eric Vittinghoff, PhD, and Feng Lin, MS; of the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS, of the Divison of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, of Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland; Joshua Richman, MD, PhD, Monika Safford, MD, and Stefan Kertesz, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The study was supported by funds from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute.

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.
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chickenman

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So cigarettes kill and make many many folks sick and they are legal. Thinnk about how much profit is made from the tobacco, then when someone gets sick the profit from the treatments and squezing every dime out of the person who is sick and in a lot of cases dies from both the treatment and the cause.
Conspircy maybe, fact yes....
 
putembk

putembk

So cigarettes kill and make many many folks sick and they are legal. Thinnk about how much profit is made from the tobacco, then when someone gets sick the profit from the treatments and squezing every dime out of the person who is sick and in a lot of cases dies from both the treatment and the cause.
Conspircy maybe, fact yes....

Conspiracy???? But why, who and what's to gain. Fact: this is a cash crop and there is tax revenue for the government. Fact: It's less harmful than almost all drugs, cigarettes, alcohol..... Fact: It has medicinal value. Is this a conspiracy or just a bunch of old fucks that don't smoke so they think we shouldn't either. This is my life and if I'm not treading on you then leave me alone.
 
Illmind

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he already said. cig conspiracy: population control, mass profits from hooked for life custys, money from presciptions they sell u to get better that just help u liv longer to smoke more, and finally $ the funeral home that gives em 10% every death lol jk just goin overboard.. but weed = lung rapist them dudes can take their studies and pound em up there ass.. my lungs are prob black n it def affect my lungs ability to hold air nowhere near cig level tho and i rarely smoke cigs. when i do have a few cigs my lungs def kno. second hand weed smoke and cig smoke tell me all i need to kno. weed smoke is like scented air cig smoke is hard to breathe clouds of slow lung death.
 
putembk

putembk

he already said. cig conspiracy: population control, mass profits from hooked for life custys, money from presciptions they sell u to get better that just help u liv longer to smoke more, and finally $ the funeral home that gives em 10% every death lol jk just goin overboard.. but weed = lung rapist them dudes can take their studies and pound em up there ass.. my lungs are prob black n it def affect my lungs ability to hold air nowhere near cig level tho and i rarely smoke cigs. when i do have a few cigs my lungs def kno. second hand weed smoke and cig smoke tell me all i need to kno. weed smoke is like scented air cig smoke is hard to breathe clouds of slow lung death.

Ok, consider this, I don't smoke cigs, never have, have been smoking meds for over 40 years now. Last year I got a chest x-ray as part of my annual physical. When the technician looked at my x-ray he said
"good for you, you are a non smoker". I would think my lungs would be a mess, but a chest x-ray showed no evidence. What is the difference?
 
Illmind

Illmind

imo huuge difference. cigs cause way more cell damage. i did hear long ago chronic weed smokers can regain lung capacity back quickly. cigs suffocate cells to death killing them, weed tar smothers cells but mostly not to the point of permanent damage. well thats what sum1 said n it made enough sense to believe at the time lol. the fact that weed hasnt caused but maybe 1 death and cigs kill billions that iss research enough. i am also saying smoke isnt harmless. the headrush some strains give u is from oxygen deprivation. which is bad for lungs. when compared with cigs tho relatively harmless. they used to say 1 joint equal 10 cigs lol. no way..
 
Jarofunk

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The study said they didn't have any heavy weed smokers in the test population. Hmmm. Seems like it might make a difference. They said most of participants in the study puffed 2-3 times/MONTH. I puff that much before noon on most days and my lungs hate me for it.
 
putembk

putembk

The study said they didn't have any heavy weed smokers in the test population. Hmmm. Seems like it might make a difference. They said most of participants in the study puffed 2-3 times/MONTH. I puff that much before noon on most days and my lungs hate me for it.

Why would the gov't give a grant to two major schools to so a half ass study. If you only smoked a couple of times a month you could probably pass a drug test. WTF does that prove. I wonder how much $$$ was spent over the last 20 years to prove nothing. Who is responsible for passing this money out, I need to meet this guy.
 
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