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Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Particulates

Male asks why cigarettes do not arouse cough like "weed".
Most cigarettes have filters that remove tars and particulates. Cannabis is smoked directly & is ladened with particulates which must be removed by the pulmonary toilet, which is the body's mechanism for helping the lungs clean. Cough is the engine that runs the pulmonary toilet.

In brief: Particulates

Male asks why cigarettes do not arouse cough like "weed".
Most cigarettes have filters that remove tars and particulates. Cannabis is smoked directly & is ladened with particulates which must be removed by the pulmonary toilet, which is the body's mechanism for helping the lungs clean. Cough is the engine that runs the pulmonary toilet.
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