Quitting Time? –
April 10, 2020 -You’re already making your body fight off foreign particles before it even has to fight off the infection.”
Dr. Mitchell Glass, a pulmonologist and spokesperson for the American Lung Association, adds that cannabis, which often causes a dry cough, can also complicate the diagnostic process.
“COVID-19 is a pulmonary disease,” he tells CNN. “You don’t want to do anything that’s going to confound the ability of health care workers to make a rapid, accurate assessment of what’s going on with you.”
Daily, or “chronic,” cannabis smoking can cause what “looks a lot like chronic bronchitis, which is of course one of the terms we use for chronic obstructive lung disease, or COPD,” Glass says.