1 joint equivalent to smoking up to 5 cigarettes: study

July 31, 2007

1 joint equivalent to smoking up to 5 cigarettes: study

Smoking just one joint has the same impact on the lungs as smoking up to five cigarettes, says recent research out of New Zealand.

In the study, adults aged 25 to 49 were divided into four groups: those who only smoked marijuana, those who only smoked tobacco, those who smoked marijuana and tobacco, and those who didn’t smoke at all.

Smokers of tobacco and marijuana or tobacco alone had significantly higher rates of emphysema.(Associated Press) Researchers tracked their respiratory function for a 10-year period, using high-resolution CT scans, lung function tests and a respiratory and smoking questionnaire.

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I don’t have an opinion on this. I don’t smoke dope, and I feel that friends who have stopped smoking dope have gotten smarter rather suddenly. I do think that it helps people with illnesses… just so you know where I stand. I actually thought that smoking anything was just about the same in terms of impact…

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