Vaping CBD causes more severe lung damage than vaping nicotine, new study shows

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Vaping cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in marijuana, leads to more severe lung damage than vaping nicotine, according to a study by researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Until now, research on the health effects of vaping, or using e-cigarettes, has focused almost exclusively on vaping nicotine as opposed to CBD. Previous research has documented the effects of smoking cannabis, but the effects of vaping cannabinoids such as CBD were not previously known.

Led by Yasmin Thanavala, Ph.D., of the Department of Immunology, the Roswell Park team has conducted the first study comparing the pulmonary effects of acute inhalation of vaporized CBD and nicotine. The results are shared in a new research paper, “Not all vaping is the same: differential pulmonary effects of vaping cannabidiol versus nicotine,” published in the journal Thorax.

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