Research reveals cannabis use linked to surging asthma rates in high school students

Source: SciTechDaily

Feb 29, 2024 | Research

Asthma is more common among high school students who use cannabis, relative to those who do not, and the prevalence of asthma increases with the frequency of its use among the students, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York. The findings are published in the journal Pediatric Pulmonology. Data were drawn from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, a CDC national high school survey, which collects data from students in grades 9–12 across the U.S. bi‐annually.

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