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The Secondhand Cannabis Smoke Myth

Many people believe that smoking marijuana is healthier for you than smoking tobacco or cigarettes.

This just isn’t true. Research from the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals a worrying myth is taking hold that Cannabis smoke is safer than tobacco smoke.

Joanna Mulvaney PhD
Joanna Mulvaney PhD
Joanna Mulvaney worked as a bench researcher for much of her career before transitioning to science communication. She completed a PhD in developmental biology focusing on cell signaling in cardiogenesis at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, before moving on to study axial skeleton development and skeletal myogenesis at King’s College London and regeneration of auditory cells in the ear at University of California San Diego Medical School, USA and Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. When it comes to scientific information, her philosophy is: make it simple, make it clear, make it useful.
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