Health: Cigarettes, Weed and Teen Psychosis

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Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis

January 29, 2018 – According to a recent study, the use of weed or tobacco cigarettes is connected to the increased risk of psychotic-like experiences, which could include hallucinations or delusions.

The study, published by JAMA Psychiatry, is entitled “Association of Combined Patterns of Tobacco and Cannabis Use in Adolescence With Psychotic Experiences,” and analyzes data from a longitudinal cohort study of more than 3,300 teens. While both marijuana and tobacco smoking were associated with psychotic experiences, they found that the risk was greater with weed.

“Individuals who use cannabis regularly have a 2- to 3-fold increased risk of a psychotic outcome,” researchers from the University of Bristol wrote

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