A cannabis expert says that cannabis smoking can increase the risk of contracting the Corona virus. NHS adds that cannabis smoking can have a negative effect on the lungs
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, we must all take steps to protect ourselves.
Staying home, washing our hands and maintaining social spacing are all ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Apparently, you should also consider quitting smoking.
Previously, we discovered why getting rid of cigarettes can be beneficial.
And now, health experts warn against smoking cannabis as well.
Doctors say this habit can affect immune function in your lungs.
Dr. Stanton Glantz, of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, told SF Weekly: Smoking does not cause influenza, nor does it cause influenza. But people who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop the disease.
There isn’t much direct data on Covid. But there is plenty of evidence that smoking and steam reduce immune functions in your lungs.
If you look at cannabis smoke and compare it to tobacco smoke, it won’t be any different.
You have THC instead of nicotine, but the immunosuppressive effects don’t seem to be primarily due to nicotine.
NHS agrees that weeds can be harmful to the lungs.
He explains: People who smoke cannabis regularly are more likely to develop bronchitis (as the lining of your lungs becomes irritated and inflamed).
Like tobacco smoke, cannabis smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals, but it is not clear whether this increases the risk of cancer.
If you mix cannabis with tobacco to smoke it, you run the risk of tobacco-related lung diseases, such as lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Having said that, WHO does not link cannabis smoking with Covid-19 cases
More research is needed to measure the effect of marijuana on the risk of coronavirus infection.
Dr. explained. Glantz: The amount of research we are doing on cannabis is very limited. And I think that’s a huge problem.