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Is marijuana beneficial to asthma?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It irritates the airway and often causes bronchitis.
However it may make you so mellow that you may forget how bad your asthma is.

In brief: No

It irritates the airway and often causes bronchitis.
However it may make you so mellow that you may forget how bad your asthma is.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants.
Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production.

In brief: NO

Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants.
Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production.
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