Reveal - - Dr Phil -

I read that smok­ing dope is linked to high blood pres­sure. Is that true? Gavin, Pre­ston

Yes, ac­cord­ing to one study. More than 1,000 peo­ple aged 20 or older were ques­tioned, and then fol­lowed up over the years. When ad­just­ments were made for to­bacco smok­ing, age and other fit­ness fac­tors, it seems that us­ing mar­i­juana in­creased the risk of dy­ing from heart dis­ease or strokes, be­cause it ap­peared to in­crease your blood pres­sure. Like all drugs, the risks go up the more you take, so if you only have the oc­ca­sional joint, the risks are lower.

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