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A 44-year-old male asked:

Is smoking cannabis (not tobacco) using an a vapouriser safer on lungs and respiratory system than smoking cannabis as a joint? is it safe? thanks.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
See below: It will probably have fewer pulmonary consequences. Is it safe? It will still lead to cognitive impairment for 24 hrs after use, reduction of testosterone, withdrawal with regular use which may exacerbate depression and anxiety. What do you mean by safe?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Cannabis: No, smoking cannabis is not safe. Either way, you are exposing yourself to carcinogens in the smoke. Plus, people smoking cannabis risk reactions of paranoia and intense anxiety.
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Last updated May 1, 2018

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