On a puff-by-puff basis, cannabis smoke deposits four times as much tar in the lungs as tobacco, but does that translate into an increased risk of cancer?
Does marijuana cause lung cancer? As I discuss in my video“there be There are at least 33 carcinogens in marijuana smoke.” Including Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which be combustion products. It’s in grilled meats and it flows through the bodies of those who smoke marijuana, similar to what flows through the bodies of cigarette smokers, which is really cool, as you can see in the graph and at 0:17 in my country. video. Most of the tobacco users usually inhale More smoke in their lungs throughout the day than cannabis users do, so, on a puff basis, is marijuana smoke really that much worse?
Compared to unfiltered cigarette smoke, cannabis smoke also appears to be Contain More benzopyrene and benzanthracene, which are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. However, cannabis users may inhale more deeply and then retain the smoke for longer, which can end up depositing four times as much tar in the lungs, “amplifying the lung’s exposure to carcinogens within the smoke.” How about smoke bubbles in the water, as in a bong? does not seem to scale down Tar buildup risks.
As you can see in the graph and at 1:11 in my videoMay tar in marijuana smoke You have Similar tumor-promoting effects as cigarette smoke in mice. But what about people?
Longtime marijuana users do this You have More cancers – more lung cancer, oral cancer, voice box cancer – but that only appears to be because they also tend to be more likely to smoke tobacco as well. After taking cigarettes out of the equation, no increased cancer risk was found.
The same He carries For the treatment of head and neck cancer. One study found an increased risk, but five reported no association, and one study found a reduced risk. “Regular use of marijuana the reasons Airway injury causes symptoms of chronic bronchitis in some smokers but there is no … evidence of emphysema, “long-term damage to the lung.” Despite the carcinogenic components of marijuana smoke, there is no apparent increased risk of developing cancer. lung too.However, “the evidence is mixed regarding the risks of long-term heavy use” – and this may be the crux of the problem.
In terms of exposure to smoke, a joint may have smoked every day for only ten years translate To six months of smoking cigarettes in one pack a day. In most studies of tobacco smoke and lung cancer, six months of age may classify you as a “never smoker.” It can take two years for cigarette smoking to significantly increase your risk of lung cancer, so that’s like smoking a joint every day of your adult life. No wonder we can’t find an association of lung cancer with casual marijuana use. There is also an alternative explanation: perhaps the anti-tumor effects of the cannabis plant opposite The tumor-promoting effects of carcinogens in smoke. anti-tumor effects?
In fact, the original demonstration of the anti-cancer effect, which dates back to 1975, show up That THC can suppress the growth of lung cancer cells in a petri dish, as you can see in the graph and at 3:10 in video. These types of data have Drove To wild claims about cancer treatments on the Internet, “extraclinical results of preclinical work” (such as petri dishes and test tubes) “to humans without any basis in reality.” That being said, cannabis has not been clinically studied as a treatment for malignancy in humans – but that’s not entirely accurate. It was an experimental study Procedure on brain cancer patients. Find out what they found Can cannabis cure cancer?.
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