Experts are warning that the public dangerously underestimates the health risks linked to smoking cannabis.

A survey carried out by The British Lung Foundation of 1,000 adults, found a third wrongly believed cannabis did not harm health.

Furthermore 88% incorrectly thought tobacco cigarettes were more harmful than cannabis ones.  However research shows that the risk of lung cancer is actually 20 times higher.

The British Lung Foundation said the lack of awareness was “alarming” and they are calling for an awareness campaign to be launched to educate people on the impact of smoking cannabis and the health risks associated with it.

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