Monday, August 24, 2009

Smoke Has Contrasting Effects On Lung Function Compared To Tobacco, Study Says

Editors Note:

This is another example of the truth about Marijuana. Why people refuse to see the benefits and focus on false information is beyond me. I hope that this information can assist in ending the prohibition on this plant and help people to receive a more natural health aid than pharmaceuticals. Read on......Click on title for full story and links........

Dunedid, New Zealand: Inhaling cannabis has contrasting effects on lung function compared to smoking tobacco, according to the results of a population-based study published online in the European Respiratory Journal.

Investigators at the University of Otago in New Zealand compared the effects of cannabis and tobacco smoke on lung function in over 1,000 adults.

Researchers reported, "Cumulative cannabis use was associated with higher forced vital capacity [the volume of air that can forcibly be blown out after full inspiration], total lung capacity, functional residual capacity [the volume of air present in the lungs at the end of passive expiration], and residual volume. Cannabis was also associated with higher airways resistance but not with forced expiratory volume in 1 second [the maximum volume of air that can be forcibly blown out in the first second during the FVC test], forced expiratory ratio, or transfer factor. These findings were similar amongst those who did not smoke tobacco."

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