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One study suggests that up to 75 percent of cannabis users in the UK smoke cannabis mixed with tobacco.

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December 21, 2020 • • December 22, 2020 • • Read for 2 minutes The study, published in Addiction magazine, estimates that 380,000 British non-smokers smoke cannabis every week.  /. The study, published in Addiction magazine, estimates that 380,000 British non-smokers smoke cannabis every week. /. Photo by Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

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A new study claims that many people who smoke cannabis consider themselves non-smokers, leading experts who say weed users may not be aware that inhaling the substance carries risks, especially when mixed with tobacco reports The Guardian.

The study, published in Addiction magazine, estimates that 380,000 British non-smokers smoke cannabis every week and sometimes add tobacco.

“It’s extremely worrying,” one of the study’s authors, Hannah Walsh, told The Guardian. “It is possible that they do not realize that they are endangering their health. It is also worrying that people inadvertently become addicted to tobacco, with cannabis being their path to a life of smoking tobacco. “


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According to the study, up to 75 percent of cannabis users in the UK smoke cannabis mixed with tobacco. Previous studies have shown that those who mix tobacco with cannabis may be consuming around 0.35 grams of tobacco per joint, or around a third of a cigarette.

This amount of tobacco exposure corresponds to “that of light / medium-weight cigarette smokers,” according to the study. Mixing the two substances can lead to negative acute cardiovascular effects and is linked to chronic bronchitis.

“The government generally views cannabis and tobacco as separate issues, but their use is clearly intertwined,” Hazel Cheeseman, director of policy for Action on Smoking and Health, told The Guardian.

“There is an opportunity to address this in the government’s planned addiction strategy. This strategy must include measures to combat the intersection of cannabis and tobacco use and the resulting damage to health, ”said Cheeseman.

The study was criticized on social media for being condescending and for blending tobacco smoke with cannabis smoke. “#Cannabis is safe and offers real benefits instead of the death sentence by cigarettes, ”tweeted CLEARUK, a campaign focused on cannabis law reform. “Cut out the tobacco. Smoke more grass! “

Human rights attorney Peter Tatchell tweeted that the study was more evidence of the need for cannabis reform and increased awareness efforts.

Cannabis users “do not understand the health risks of smoking,” according to a study. This is all the more reason to decriminalize #cannabis and make it available in non-smoking licensed outlets that are strong and quality controlled and taxed to fund drug education. https://t.co/kaov8ibbC6

– Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) December 19, 2020

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Although breathing substances into your lungs can be problematic, vaping is a safer alternative to burning, according to David Hammond, a professor in the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health. “The most specific thing we can say is that people who vape frequently are almost certainly harmful, but much less harmful than smoking cigarettes,” Hammond previously told the Toronto Sun.

“When you talk about smoking regular cigarettes versus vaping nicotine, vaping is less harmful,” he said. “With cannabis, the same is true: you take away the smoke, you take away a lot of the chemicals.”

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