Does Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?

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On a puff-by-puff basis, cannabis smoke deposits four times more tar in the lungs than tobacco, but does this translate into increased cancer risk?

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Stay tuned for Can Cannabis Cure Cancer? (http://bit.ly/cancer_cannabis) next, but I have a whole treasure chest of cannabis videos that are going to be dribbling every month or so until the end of 2019. If you want to see them all now, I put them all in a digital DVD (http://bit.ly/cannabis-what-does-the-science-say-digital).

Here’s the ones that are up so far:
• The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana (http://bit.ly/The-Institute-of-Medicine-Report-on-the-Health-Effects-of-Marijuana)
• Researching the Health Effects of Marijuana (http://bit.ly/Researching-the-Health-Effects-of-Marijuana)
• Is Marijuana Addictive? (http://bit.ly/Is-Marijuana-Addictive)
• Does Marijuana Cause Health Problems? (http://bit.ly/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Health-Problems)
• Does Marijuana Cause Permanent Brain Damage in Teens? (http://bit.ly/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Permanent-Brain-Damage-in-Teens)
• Does Marijuana Cause Permanent Brain Damage in Adults? (http://bit.ly/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Permanent-Brain-Damage-in-Adults)
• Will Cannabis Turn into Big Tobacco? (http://bit.ly/will-cannabis-turn-into-big-tobacco)
• Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Epidemic (http://bit.ly/Marijuana-Legalization-and-the-Opioid-Epidemic)
• Effects of Smoking Marijuana on the Lungs (http://bit.ly/effects-of-smoking-marijuana-on-the-lungs)
• Smoking Marijuana vs. Using a Cannabis Vaporizer (http://bit.ly/Smoking-Marijuana-vs-Using-a-Cannabis-Vaporizer)

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