Last updated on: 4/7/2008 11:21:00 AM PST
Presentation - Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer
Donald P. Tashkin, M.D. et al. presented the study "Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer: Results of a Case-Control Study" at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on 5/24/06. The study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and involved 1,200 people in Los Angeles who had lung, neck or head cancer and an additional 1,040 people without cancer matched by age, sex and neighborhood. The study's abstract reported:
Dr. Tashkin additionally noted in a 5/26/06 article in the Washington Post titled "Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection" by Marc Kaufman:
The study was previously presented at the June 2005 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and published on our site at that time as a response to the question "Does the regular smoking of marijuana cause lung cancer or in any way permanently injure the lungs?"