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Smoking Marijuana with Asthma

Patient: Can I smoke marijuana through a vaporizer without having an asthma attack, I have a rescue inhaler, but is it a good Idea? please don’t give me a politically correct answer.

 

 

Doctor: Asthma is a disease of airway irritation and inflammation.  If your asthma is known to be triggered by marijuana, the me ethod of vaporizing does not prevent your airways being exposed to marijuana.  Your asthma will likely be triggered by any method of marijuana use that involves inhalation.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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