WHAT WE’RE READING THIS WEEK: Protecting Young Canadians from the Harmful Effects of Cannibas

Toronto Star HEADLINE: We must warn young people that cannabis will damage their lungs; Published November 23, 2017

With less than 8 months counting until marijuana is legalized in Canada, more than half of Canadians 18-24 say they will try smoking this soon-to-be-legal psychoactive drug and our governments need to be preparedUntitled design (3) to properly educate them and make them aware of all the risks they can potentially face.

Canada’s young adults must be able to make an informed decision, as many already believe smoking pot is a low-risk activity. It is now, more than ever, the responsibility of the government to ensure they have that information in hand.

Cannabis smoking has been linked to a greater incidence of aggravation of asthma, chest tightness and shortness of breath. It can increase your risk of lung cancer, as it contains more than 450 chemicals, including many carcinogens. Read more…

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