Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Regularly Has Low Impact on Lungs

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A new study out of Emory University found that lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health. They found that adults between the ages of 18 and 59 who smoke one marijuana cigarette per day had the same expiratory volume as someone who didn’t partake in the plant. Via Think Progress. Posted January 22, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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