Breathe easy, tokers. Smoking marijuana in moderate amounts may not be so bad for your lungs, after all.
A new study, published in this month's Journal of the American Medical Association, tested the lung function of over 5,000 young adults between 18 and 30. After 20 years of testing, researchers found some buzzworthy results: regular marijuana smokers (defined by up to a joint a day for seven years) had no discernable impairment in lung activity from non-smokers.
In fact, researchers were surprised to find marijuana smokers performed slightly better than both smokers and non-smokers on the lung performance test. Why? The most likely explanation seems to be that the act of inhaling marijuana—holding each puff in for as long as possible—is a lot like a pulmonary function test, giving marijuana smokers an edge over their cigarette smoking counterparts.
|We're gunna sit here while you boys smoke the whole bag|
That's what the fuck I'm talking about. For years people have been saying "oh well since you hold in the smoke longer when you smoke weed it hurts you more than cigarettes." How come no one ever asked the question "why don't you try holding in tobacco smoke and see how that goes?" Just the fact that you can hold the smoke in from weed when you can't with cigarettes tells you something about the two.
Finally people are starting to understand that saying that weed is worse for you then cigarettes is idiotic. I mean there are so many chemical additives in cigarettes it's not even funny. Seems like the misinformation but be starting to turn to some truth.