A recent study suggests smoking marijuana may do more damage to the lungs than smoking cigarettes. Photo: Shutterstock
A recent study suggests smoking marijuana may do more damage to the lungs than smoking cigarettes. Photo: Shutterstock
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Smoking marijuana may be worse for your lungs than smoking tobacco, a new study suggests

  • Researchers link marijuana smoking to a higher risk of emphysema, an irreversible condition in which the lungs’ air sacs are damaged and eventually rupture
  • Marijuana smokers typically inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than cigarette smokers, potentially exposing them to more toxins per breath

A recent study suggests smoking marijuana may do more damage to the lungs than smoking cigarettes. Photo: Shutterstock
A recent study suggests smoking marijuana may do more damage to the lungs than smoking cigarettes. Photo: Shutterstock
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