Smoking cannabis causes bronchitis and changes to lung function

first_imgNew Zealand Doctor 18 May 2020Family First Comment: More health harms from the drug“The potential for adverse effects on respiratory health from smoking cannabis has had much less attention than the social and mental health effects. We believe policies around the liberalisation of cannabis should consider the potential impacts on the lungs… there is sufficient evidence that cannabis causes respiratory symptoms and has the potential to damage both the airways and the lungs… Many people smoke both cannabis and tobacco and are likely to get the worst of both substances.”Cannabis is harmful to the lungs, but in a different way to tobacco, causing significant respiratory symptoms such as bronchitis with evidence to suggest it can result in destructive lung disease –sometimes referred to as ‘bong lung’ – in heavy cannabis users.These are the key findings from a review of research on the effects of smoking cannabis on the lungs undertaken by respiratory specialists, Professor Bob Hancox, from the University of Otago’s Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and Dr Kathryn Gracie, from Waikato Hospital’s Respiratory Department.Cannabis is the second-most commonly smoked substance after tobacco and the most widely-used illicit drug world-wide. Although cannabis remains illegal in most countries, many countries – like New Zealand – are considering decriminalising or legalising its use.Professor Hancox explains that much of the debate about legalising cannabis appears to revolve around the social and mental health effects. Both he and Dr Gracie believe policies around the liberalisation of cannabis should consider the wider health effects of smoking cannabis.“The potential for adverse effects on respiratory health from smoking cannabis has had much less attention than the social and mental health effects,” Professor Hancox says.READ MORE: https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoctored/smoking-cannabis-causes-bronchitis-and-changes-lung-functionlast_img read more

BiH Mountaineers Reached Summit of Kartaltepe on Mount Uludag

first_imgMembers of the Mountain-Ski Association (PSD) Lisin from Sarajevo organized this year a mountain excursion in Turkey, where they reached the top of the summit of Kartaltepe on Mount Uludag.Members of PSD Lisin, together with members of PD Igman, PD Konjuh and the Association of Friends of Nature were in Turkey from 20-30 June 2013.25 mountaineers began the ascent to the top of the mountain. The journey lasted for about a few hours and all mountaineers successfully reached the top.After reaching the top and a bit of rest in Bursa, a tourist excursion was organized through Turkey. They visited Istanbul, Izmir, Pamukkale, Efes and Kušadasi.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Belingon wants shot at Bibiano’s ONE title

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