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can i smoke weed with a collapsed lung? can i smoke weed with 10%of my lung collapsed

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. This would be an unwise decision. Marijuana contains substances that can act as irritants to the lungs.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Don't do it: Smoking marijuana is associated with spontaneous pneumothorax. Furthermore, the technique commonly practiced in smoking marijuana can exacerbate an already existing pneumothorax. That is, the deep, sucking in inhaling practice followed by "holding it in" would be dangerous.

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