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Cannabis: watch out for the risk of lung cancer

2023-01-30T11:53:07.510Z

DECRYPTION - Joint smoke contains as many proven carcinogens as tobacco smoke. Smoking cannabis is a major risk factor for lung cancer, especially among those under 50, the pulmonologists gathered last weekend at the 27th Congress of French-speaking pneumology in Marseilles were alarmed. Several studies presented in preview on this occasion reveal a phenomenon that has surprised specialists. “Overall, the number of lung cancers is decreasing due to the drop in smoking in re



Smoking cannabis is a major risk factor for lung cancer, especially among those under 50, the pulmonologists gathered last weekend at the 27th Congress of French-speaking pneumology in Marseilles were alarmed.

Several studies presented in preview on this occasion reveal a phenomenon that has surprised specialists.

“Overall, the number of lung cancers is decreasing due to the drop in smoking in recent decades, but it remains stable among young people, so we suspected cannabis of contributing to it”

, explains Pauline Pradère, pulmonologist at the hospital. Marie-Lannelongue at Plessis-Robinson (Hauts-de-Seine).

We found that stoners report cancer much earlier than non-stoners

Hugues Morel, president of the CPHG

The first study, called KBP 2020, involved nearly 9,000 patients diagnosed in 2020 in 82 public hospitals, i.e. 20% of bronchopulmonary cancers declared that year in France.

This inventory of the affected population, organized by the College of General Hospital Pulmonologists (CPHG) and funded by a dozen…

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Source: lefigaro

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