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'Heavy cannabis use is related to lung cancer' says UNBC professor

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UNBC Associate Professor Russ Callaghan tracked marijuana use and lung disease (Photo Credit: CBC/Andrew Kurjata)

New research from a professor at the University of Northern B.C. shows a link between marijuana use and lung cancer.  It's one of the first studies of its kind in 40 years. 

And as the debate in B.C. over decriminalizing the drug continues, researcher Russ Callaghan hopes it will give people a better understanding of the health effects of cannabis. 

Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with the associate professor at the Northern Medical Program for more.

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