Smoking is Bad for Your Health: Marijuana & Your Cough

It’s old news that tobacco smoking is bad for your health.  Now along comes an evidence-review of 22 other studies evaluating the impact of marijuana smoking on your health.  The review was conducted by Dr. Mehrnaz Ghasemiesfe of the San Francisco VA Medical Center and recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Bottom line:  Smoking marijuana once a week doubles a person’s risk of developing a regular hacking cough.  Other adverse impact of marijuana on health was also reported.

Discussions around marijuana legalization are prompting the medical community to understand marijuana’s long-term impact on overall health.  Some experts liken the effects to the medical problems caused by smoking tobacco.  Other experts doubt marijuana will be as harmful as tobacco because it is not smoked as much.  According to Dr. Edelman, an adviser to the American Lung Association:  ” “I don’t think the smoke of marijuana is necessarily less toxic than the smoke of tobacco. It’s just that in general, people who use marijuana smoke fewer marijuana cigarettes than people who smoke tobacco.”

A hacking cough that lingers for 8 weeks and longer should be evaluated by a Cough Expert.  Sometimes, a persistent cough is a symptom of a serious, underlying medical problem.  Sometimes a Chronic Cough IS THE PROBLEM.

Contact Dr. Mandel Sher:  727-393-8067.  www.centerforcough.  Find out how Dr. Mandel Sher WILL help you relieve your cough. 

Dr. Sher is one of the nation’s leading Cough Specialists.  All of Dr. Mandel Sher’s professional services at Center for Cough are Medicare-approved as well as approved by most private commercial insurers. 

In addition to evaluating, treating, and helping people with Chronic Cough to achieve REMARKABLE Cough Relief and Cough Resolution, Dr. Mandel Sher collaborates with scientists and researchers around the world to develop new cough drugs, offers people suffering with Chronic Cough an opportunity to participate in clinical trials as a treatment option, and is a frequent lecturer at professional medical meetings and contributor to the medical community’s understanding of Chronic Cough.

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