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i have quit smoking 10 months now. if i smoke a joint once a month to help me relax, without tobacco, will it affect my lungs' healing?use pipe maybe?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Don't recommend: Please read about the toxic effect of inhaled and second-hand smoke on the lungs: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/health-effects/marijuana-lung-health.html. Ask your PCP about smoking cessation options since it sounds like you have cravings to smoke. For more help look online at your state's Dept of Health for smoking cessation programs. Contact one near you. Hope this helps.

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