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Could about six months of smoking weed cause emphysema?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Not likely

Patients who develop COPD smoked for a long time or they were around people that are very heavy smokers.
There are a few genetic disorders that cause people to develop COPD without much smoking, but a few months of marijuana should not cause copd.

In brief: Not likely

Patients who develop COPD smoked for a long time or they were around people that are very heavy smokers.
There are a few genetic disorders that cause people to develop COPD without much smoking, but a few months of marijuana should not cause copd.
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: When?

Depends what other conditions are present.
Were you a life long cigarette smoker? Do you work in a pulmonary hazardous occupation? Emphysema develops chronically in most people. Smoking weed, or anything else, is not healthy and you should consider discontinuing it.

In brief: When?

Depends what other conditions are present.
Were you a life long cigarette smoker? Do you work in a pulmonary hazardous occupation? Emphysema develops chronically in most people. Smoking weed, or anything else, is not healthy and you should consider discontinuing it.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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