Smoking marijuana could make the lungs more susceptible to COVID-19, experts say
Last Updated: Tuesday November 23, 2021
(MSN, April 7) Regular smokers could have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, according to lung health experts.
There is currently no data directly linking smoking weed to the deadly respiratory illness. But regularly smoking the drug, along with tobacco, causes damage to the lungs, which can make COVID-19 symptoms worse.
"From China and Italy, we see people who developed COVID-19 and had underlying lung disease, [they] have more complications and die more often," Dr. Barry J. Make, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health, told the news service. "So this is the perfect time to stop smoking."Read more.