Effects of marijuana smoking on the lung.

  title={Effects of marijuana smoking on the lung.},
  author={D. Tashkin},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={10 3},
  • D. Tashkin
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • Regular smoking of marijuana by itself causes visible and microscopic injury to the large airways that is consistently associated with an increased likelihood of symptoms of chronic bronchitis that subside after cessation of use. On the other hand, habitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function when assessed either cross-sectionally or longitudinally, except for possible increases in lung volumes and modest increases in airway resistance of… CONTINUE READING
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