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#Cannabis users ‘have lungs of 80-year-olds’

Cannabis smokers in their 30s have lungs so badly damaged that they look like an 80 year old’s, doctors have warned.

They say that young adults who have smoked cannabis for less than a decade are turning up at A&E with a severe, rapid and advanced form of the lung disease emphysema.

Some are in their 30s and in some cases their lungs are so badly damaged that they are put on long-term oxygen therapy.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2858373/Cannabis-users-lungs-80-year-olds-Doctors-warn-people-turning-E-new-form-emphysema-using-drug-ten-years.html#ixzz3L0yfj9EJ

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (586 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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