Weekly Discussion- Respiratory System
Marijuana and Human Lungs Discussion.
This discussion is a very current topic and a lot of the data strongly suggests one overall health view, but more research must be completed. The research currently being done, and you are going to read/hear about people’s opinions on vaping/marijuana every week for years, but we can still talk about it now.
In WA it is a real concern since marijuana is legal. Just because it is legal, doesn’t mean it’s “safe”. I am not for or against “drug use”. I do feel strongly about a person making an informed decision, because as individuals we must make our own health choices. This is a great example of how your understanding of human A&P can allow you to critically think about a current health topic that you will hear and read the strong opinions of others and the media.
These articles are about marijuana use and E-cigarettes or vaping. I am grouping nicotine E-cigerettes with marijuana use since they are a related issue about lung health. A person can choose to vape or smoke.
Read one, a few, read them all… but if you post a comment, please reference which article you read and the question about it.
2. Is the vaping industry being honest? http://www.wired.com/2015/04/war-vapings-health-risks-getting-dirty/?mbid=social_fb (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Extra reads for your craving curiosity! I like this Facebook science blog, the author is great, she links credible sources. You can read this shorter page and click on the links in the article to read more:
Is marijuana is bad for young brains? http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/regular-pot-use-bad-young-brains. She says what I want to point out, but the specific article is bellow.
What are the health cost of smoking? Any kind of “smoke” or non-clean air into the lungs is not natural and thus not “healthy”. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/02/12/385498822/smokings-death-toll-may-be-higher-than-anyone-knew?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150212 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Here is a video:
5. Your brain on Marijuana
Comment with your opinion, based on supporting evidence from one or more articles above, then comment on two other classmates’ posts.