20 doctors weighed in:

Can smoking pot cause asthma?

20 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Not cause/trigger

Smoking of any product can trigger asthma in someone with the genetic tendency.
It is an airway irritant. Chlorine gas can make anyone wheeze during exposure but those without asthma will stop wheezing sooner. If you have the genetics for asthma, you should enjoy your cannabis via a different route, or just live with the balancing act of treating the consequences.

In brief: Not cause/trigger

Smoking of any product can trigger asthma in someone with the genetic tendency.
It is an airway irritant. Chlorine gas can make anyone wheeze during exposure but those without asthma will stop wheezing sooner. If you have the genetics for asthma, you should enjoy your cannabis via a different route, or just live with the balancing act of treating the consequences.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Smoking marijuana dos not cause asthma or COPD as demonstrated by multiple studies: http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19364790 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19679602 it also does not increase cancer risk: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16054989 please refer to the extensive work by dr. Donald tashkin at ucla, he is one of the world's leading researchers on marijuana.

In brief: No

Smoking marijuana dos not cause asthma or COPD as demonstrated by multiple studies: http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19364790 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19679602 it also does not increase cancer risk: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16054989 please refer to the extensive work by dr. Donald tashkin at ucla, he is one of the world's leading researchers on marijuana.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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1 comment
Dr. Mark Perloe
Is this because the smoke is chemically different or that few people can afford a pack full of joints per day?
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: COPD

Not asthma, but smoking anything can lead to COPD (bronchitis or emphysema).
Unfortunately, this is worse than asthma because asthma is reversible, but COPD is chronic. Be smart...Don't put anything in your lungs!

In brief: COPD

Not asthma, but smoking anything can lead to COPD (bronchitis or emphysema).
Unfortunately, this is worse than asthma because asthma is reversible, but COPD is chronic. Be smart...Don't put anything in your lungs!
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
That is not entirely true. Both diseases are equally awful with long drawn out deaths due to COPD while asthma exacerbations can kill instantaneously. No proof that MJ does NOT contribute to asthma.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Can trigger asthma

attack but does not cause asthma.
Smoking pot does pose numerous health hazards.

In brief: Can trigger asthma

attack but does not cause asthma.
Smoking pot does pose numerous health hazards.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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