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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2020) COVID-19 and cannabis smoking and vaping: four things you should know. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

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Summarizes four important facts currently known about COVID-19 and how it can affect people who smoke or vape cannabis products.

1. Cannabis smoke contains many chemicals and fine particles
2. Cannabis smoking can have negative impacts on lung health.
3. THC from cannabis smoke or in other forms can inhibit the ability of the immune system
4. Vaping of unregulated cannabis extracts can lead to severe lung and pulmonary illnesses.

Topics covered include the potential impact of smoking or vaping cannabis on lung health, the potential impact on the immune system, how it can have an impact on people infected with COVID-19 and guidance for reducing harms.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Cannabis
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Source
Date
April 2020
Pages
5 p.
Publisher
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Corporate Creators
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Place of Publication
Ottawa
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