It appears that people are unaware about the risks of
cancer from cannabis use. Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug
in the UK.
More than 80% of users believe that cigarette smoking
is worse than cannabis in terms of health risks like lung cancer.
The risks of lung cancer from smoking cannabis, is
20 times more than the risk of the disease from smoking tobacco.
"Young people in particular are smoking
cannabis unaware that, for instance, each cannabis cigarette they smoke
increases their chances of developing lung cancer by as much as an entire
packet of 20 tobacco cigarettes," said Dame Helena Shovelton, chief
executive of the British Lung Foundation.
The need of the hour is a public health campaign
warning people against cannabis use.