Effects of Smoking Marijuana on the Lungs


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  • I think most people already know smoke is bad for your lungs. I'd be more interested in seeing different types of marijuana intake such as vaping and edibles.

  • NutritionFacts.org, you always show how animal products are harmful and that even moderation of these substances should simply be avoided because the plant based diet is a better alternative in every department. However, moderation of marijuana is recommended near the end of the video despite minor marijuana smoking (2-3 joints per day) being shown to cause pulmonary inflammation as seen on histology, and symptoms of SOB and bronchitis. Settling for subpar health thru moderation has never been the NutritionFacts.org goal in my opinion. There is an opportunity in this marijuana series of yours to inform the public on the safest way of using marijuana ie maybe it is edibles that may lack the pulmonary symptoms or maybe another method tested. There is an opportunity to offer alternatives to smoking marijuana for pain that are healthier and proven more effective in this series. Maybe it is to come but settling on moderation of a tissue damaging substance is not what I would expect from NutritionFacts.org. Maybe you wont see this, but if you do, I think there is great content usually. Also note I do not have a bias of whether marijuana should or should not be used, I just find that settling for subpar health is what big medicine classically falls on, but should never be what NutritionFacts.org promotes.

  • i smoke weed everyday through a glass bong and organic hemp wick, no lighter. I did also smoke cigarettes for a number of years, both damage but tobacco is far worse you can feel the effects. Vaping is a great way to stop i vaped for 18 months, felt it helped dislodge any mucus and eventually got sick of it then stopped.

  • Effect of rendered cannabis oil taken orally on inoperable lung cancer.
    Darren Miller is one of those people who have used this oil to cure his ‘incurable’ lung cancer, and managed to survive, and live against the odds.
    Initially, after his diagnosis, doctors informed him that he had a year to live, as he suffered from ‘inoperable incurable’ lung cancer.
    His treatment included chemotherapy, but he decided to also try his chances using cannabis oil, as he has read numerous success stories about its potential.
    Survival rates for lung cancer are incredibly low, with stage IA cancer survival rate at 50%, and for stage IV, only 1% of the patients manage to survive.
    Darren decided to move to California with his wife in order to be able to legally try the cannabis oil treatment.
    Only after 7 months, his cancer was gone! In an interview for the CBS News, he said:
    “Today, which is seven months later, they tell me I am completely cancer-free – not remission. I’ve cured my cancer. Now, am I giving credit to the cannabis oil? Absolutely. Am I giving credit to chemo? I would have to say yes, too. I did both.”
    His successful story made him want to help others in the similar position and set up his own cannabis oil treatment.

  • The WHO is helping bring about a revolution in wellness, for those who don't care for smoking cannabis, CBD has some therapeutic effects that are almost impossible to believe.
    In an historic resolution, the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence just recommended that “preparations considered to be pure CBD should not be scheduled within the International Drug Control Conventions.”
    Some key findings from the WHO:

    The Kids Are All Right: “There are no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD.”We Won’t Get Fooled Again: “No public health problems have been associated with CBD use.”You Better, You Bet: “CBD has been found to be generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.”My Generation: “There is no evidence that CBD is liable to similar abuse and similar ill-effects as substances…such as cannabis or THC.”

    Full reports from the WHO concert conference in Geneva can be found here.  (We will be awarding prizes to any Hemp Supporter who can come up with good references to Pinball Wizard or Baba O’Riley.)
    The WHO confirms what we’ve been saying all along: CBD should not be treated as a controlled substance. Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with the Senate’s pro-hemp language will ensure the full legalization of hemp extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives such as hemp-derived CBD.  Please send an email today to your Members of Congress to urge them to permanently legalize hemp and hemp-derived CBD.

  • Uhm no. Inflammation is not the same as increased blood flow. If you hop in a hot tub and start to look a bit like a lobster- that is not inflammation. Well cannabis does the same thing, in the lung it causes vaso/bronchial/brachial/alveolar dilation. The lungs actively try to absorb cannabis smoke. Tobacco does the complete inverse- so seeing more redness is an indicator of inflammation.

    Some cannabinoids block TNF and ROS which are the main ways our body starts the process of inflammation.

    Oh and never, ever mix cannabis with tobacco. Or smoke tobacco directly after smoking cannabis. The dilation caused by cannabis is stronger than the constriction caused by tobacco. Your lungs try very hard to not absorb tobacco and they lose this ability leading to much higher concentrations of nicotine ( and other things added to tobacco ). The effect is much worse than just smoking tobacco.

  • An extra motivation to push the money to get a new herbalizer/dry herb vape!

    Nowadays (although the last draw was 4 days ago) I have been smoking herbal 'cigarettes'/'joints', herbs like lemon balm, lemongrass, peppermint, eucalyptus, sage, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, pine needles, etc, rolled with weed or vice versa.

    I had a 'Linx Gaia' vaporizer but what I got was a piece of sh*t, which wouldn't charge properly after only 2 weeks or so and break down – after months of tedious use – completely, after a mere +6 months.

  • How about vaping? How does vaping compare as far a respiratory damage in acute or long term.? Is it worse than regular use of tabacco, marijuana and various other substances?. It seems they have a vape for everything these days. Even B-12. What about this chemical called 'diacetyl causing "popcorn lung" supposedly used in vapor cigarettes and microwave popcorn.

  • Im going to take a hit from my water bong now. 🙂 I honestly couldn't care less lol vaping is gay. Bong all the way, have a nice day everyone that is so much better than me for not smoking. Hahaha

  • I like the doc but he obviously cherry pics reports because after other weed videos everyone was asking about other forms of ingesting it but he still doesn’t account for other ways. These days we have lots of options for ingesting weed and I would love to know how healthy other ways are.

  • when comparing tobacco smokers to marrijuanna you have to look at what there smoking…


    If you strictly vape these results would be significantly different.

    But, the video does say the effects of "SMOKING". so I wont really complain to much here

    Folks, vape and edibles 🙂

    Bongs on occasions, but Try to keep your papers low, because blunts do have tobacco in them.

  • There needs to be a study done where people smoke organic tobacco meaning without all the chemical additives compared to marijuana. Perhaps it's the chemical additives present in most cigarettes that is causing all the cancer and disease rather than the actual plant.

  • The gateway is a two-way gate. I quit cigarettes with marijuana so it's all rather subjective to the intentions and goals of the person. All those cravings where I wanted something to smoke, well I actually had something to smoke. This probably wouldn't have worked if I didn't continually encourage and remind myself of my anger against cigarettes while quitting. It's far from a fail-safe method, but it worked for me FWIW.

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