Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA

This should be brought up again now that they are making it harder for kids today, they want them to stop smoking so what do you think they will do now, gee I don’t have any idea, or could it be they will get more involved in alcohol and drugs.

It seams that our Government just loves to take every thing away from the kids and then wonder why they are getting into trouble. Well lets see, they took away their summer jobs, they closed down all monitored places that kids could go, so what do you think kids will do.

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HealthDay

FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) — The smoke from cannabis, the plant from which marijuana is derived, contains compounds that can damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer just like tobacco smoke, says a new study from the United Kingdom.

In laboratory tests, Rajinder Singh from the University of Leicester and colleagues found certain carcinogens in cannabis smoke in amounts 50 percent greater than those found in tobacco smoke. They noted that light cannabis use could possibly prove to be even more damaging because cannabis smokers usually inhale more deeply than cigarette smokers.

“The smoking of three to four cannabis cigarettes a day is associated with the same degree of damage to bronchial mucus membranes as 20 or more tobacco cigarettes a day,” the researchers noted in a news release from the university.

The research was based on tests using a new highly sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method to analyze the cannabis smoke. It looked specifically at acetaldehyde — a suspected cancer-causing chemical known to affect human DNA that is found in both kinds of smoke.

“These results provide evidence for the DNA-damaging potential of cannabis smoke, implying that the consumption of cannabis cigarettes may be detrimental to human health with the possibility to initiate cancer development,” the researchers concluded in their report, published in the June 15 issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology.

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