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Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Active Image Curiously a new study, funded in part by the National Drug Abuse Institute (NIDA), splashed across news Internet sites last week entitled, "Marijuana tied to precancerous lung changes." Dr. Reena Mahra and colleagues, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, reported that smoking marijuana can cause lung changes that may lead to lung cancer.

The seventh paragraph down in the 7/13/06 yahoo news report was more telling, "However, none of the studies they analyzed found evidence that marijuana smoking actually caused lung cancer, after factoring in the effects of tobacco use." Something smells fishy here.

Smells like misinformation and an attempt to refute the recent findings of Dr. Donald Tashkin, who has been supported for years by NIDA to find links between marijuana smoke and lung cancer. Do they think we have no memory? On 5/24/06 Tashkin's NIDA funded study found that people who smoke marijuana might be at less risk of developing lung cancer than tobacco smokers.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 September 2006 )
 
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