Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cannabis Much More Carcinogenic Than Tobacco: Study

Story here.

Smoking a joint is equivalent to 20 cigarettes in terms of lung cancer risk, scientists in New Zealand have found, as they warned of an "epidemic" of lung cancers linked to cannabis.

Studies in the past have demonstrated that cannabis can cause cancer, but few have established a strong link between cannabis use and the actual incidence of lung cancer.

In an article published in the European Respiratory Journal, the scientists said cannabis could be expected to harm the airways more than tobacco as its smoke contained twice the level of carcinogens, such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, compared with tobacco cigarettes.


"In the near future we may see an 'epidemic' of lung cancers connected with this new carcinogen. And the future risk probably applies to many other countries, where increasing use of cannabis among young adults and adolescents is becoming a major public health problem."

Of course, many Leftists do tend to engage in self-destructive behaviors, and, due to its inconvenience to them, it's doubtful they'll accept this study.

Leftists will reject what they find inconvenient to their dissociative, self-absorbed, manic-depressive hedonism.