That smoking cannabis is more dangerous than smoking normal tobacco was already known, but researchers in New Zealand have proved exactly how dangerous. Those test subjects that have smoked a joint daily for more than 10 years, or 2 per day for 5 years, have 5,7 times higher risk for lung cancer than the subjects who didn’t smoke.
The smoke from a joint is just as unhealthy as the smoke of 20 cigarettes. There is more ammonia, nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen oxide in the smoke of cannabis than there is in smoke of cigarettes.
The results of the study were published in the European Respiratory Journal. In total more than 80 users were examined. Other factors, like lifestyle and health history were also taken into account when compiling the results.
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