Cannabis may do more harm to a smoker’s lungs and airways than tobacco, according to a small Canadian study published Tuesday.
They found higher rates of airway inflammation and emphysema—a chronic lung disease—among regular cannabis smokers compared to regular tobacco-only smokers and non-smokers.
“Marijuana smoking is on the rise and there’s a public perception that marijuana is safe, or that it’s safer than (tobacco) cigarettes,” Giselle Revah, a radiologist The Ottawa Hospital, where the research was conducted, told AFP.
“But this study raises concerns that this may not be true.”
She said the higher rates of inflammation and disease among cannabis smokers versus tobacco could be related to the…