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Does smoking weed help people with copd?

Does smoking weed help people with copd?

No: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Smoking cigarettes causes copd, and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their COPD even worse. Researchers are still uncertain how much COPD is caused by marijuana-smoking if the smokers never smoke cigarettes (maybe there aren't enough "marijuana-only" smokers to do research on). ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Does smoking weed make COPD worse?

Does smoking weed make COPD worse?

The smoke itself: Inhaling particles in the smoke itself may contribute to COPD exacerbations and will probably irritate your lungs just like tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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If I stop smoking will that help heal my copd?

If I stop smoking will that help heal my copd?

Yes: COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occurs and some old damage can heal. However, just like with the skin, sometimes scarring is left behind which can leave permanent changes. Damage that is not yet "scarred" can often heal. The sooner the smoking stops, the better. ...Read more

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I m only 29 n suspect I have copd. Am I too young to get it? Smoking about 10 years but only social for the first 5

I m only 29 n suspect I have copd. Am I too young to get it? Smoking about 10 years but only social for the first 5

See your doc/ tests: Can't tell without a good exam and maybe some pulmonary function tests. The good news is - if you quit now, in 10 years your lungs are generally considered "back to normal". Please try to cut back and/or quit... It will only be harder later if you go nothing now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does smoking make COPD more common?

Does smoking make COPD more common?

Yes...: COPD is typically caused by smoking so smokers are at an increased risk of developing copd. Smoking cessation will decrease this risk so see your doctor for help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Is smoking the only cause of copd?

Is smoking the only cause of copd?

No: There are many causes. Use of biofuels is a major cause of COPD in less developed countries. There is certainly data showing a relationship with COPD and air pollution. ...Read more

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After smoking for a year and a half, can I get copd?

After smoking for a year and a half, can I get copd?

Less Likely : Unless your lungs are very sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 1 year and a half of smoking. That said, i would quit smoking even if you have been smoking for 2 hours. It is harmful, dangerous, and causes a whole host of health problems. And...It is expensive. ...Read more

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What else causes copd? Other than smoking.

Biofuels: Burning biofuels is a significant cause of COPD especially in less developed countries. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get COPD from 2 years of smoking?

Highly unlikely: Unless your lungs are very sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 2 years of smoking. That said, i would quit smoking even if you have been smoking for 2 hours. It is harmful, dangerous, and causes a whole host of health problems. And...It is expensive. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get COPD at such an early age after smoking for a little less than a year?

Is it possible to get COPD at such an early age after smoking for a little less than a year?

Unlikely: Unless you have very sensitive lungs, it is unlikely that you would develop COPD after one year of smoking. But: that doesn't mean it's ok to keep smoking! the sooner you quit, the better it is for your health. Quit now, please. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


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