Toxins in marijuana smoke may be harmful to health, study finds

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Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. "The increase has renewed concerns about the potential health effects of marijuana smoke, which is known to contain some of the same toxic combustion products found in tobacco smoke," Gabuzda said. Tobacco smokers The new research presented data from three studies of 245 HIV-positive and HIV-negative participants. It is also a component of tobacco smoke. "People are exposed to substantially more acrylamide from tobacco smoke than from food.

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Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. People who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, according to the study published Monday in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Naphthalene is associated with anemia, liver and neurological damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been associated with cancer and other health issues. "Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States with a growing number of states legalizing it for medical and nonmedical purposes - including five additional...

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