Airway effects of marijuana, cocaine, and other inhaled illicit agents

@article{Tashkin2001AirwayEO,
  title={Airway effects of marijuana, cocaine, and other inhaled illicit agents},
  author={Donald P. Tashkin},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={7},
  pages={43-61}
}
  • D. Tashkin
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Several substances besides tobacco are inhaled for recreational purposes, including marijuana, crack cocaine, amyl and butyl nitrites, heroin, methamphetamine, and phencyclidine. Abuse of most of these inhaled substances has risen in recent years, thereby increasing concern about potential pulmonary and other medical complications. Regular marijuana use can lead to extensive airway injury and alterations in the structure and function of alveolar macrophages, potentially predisposing to… 

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