A letter from Prof. David Nutt, former leading scientific advisor on drugs to the UK government, sacked for providing unbiased evidence based advice on drugs.

Prof David Nutt Metro Cannabis Letter The best evidence based advice to help cannabis smokers look after their lungs would be to abandon the peculiar British habit of mixing cannabis with tobacco

Printed in today's Metro

The wise advice above is in response to a controversial report (note a report – not a scientific study) by the British Lung Foundation. The UKCIA have further torn apart the Independent and BBC’s coverage of the report by demonstrating the flagrant errors in the “reefer madness” reporting.

Update 11/06/2012: Prof. Nutt has published a thorough debunking of the report on his blog.


British Lung Foundation (2012). The impact of cannabis on your lungs British Lung Foundation Reports (PDF)

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  • Fish

    That guy’s a total Nutt.

    ..Seriously though, he’s absolutely right.

  • Anonymous

    Professor David Nutt said it all. If you want to users to smoke healthier, tell them to cut out that tobacco and vaporize! 🙂

  • Tjb

    ok then so now thats intent to supply, pure smokes use a lot more, and they’ll fuck us for that

  • Albiemclean

    I only smoke pure,I can’t handle that mixing shit and you use the same amount of weed your joints just look a little smaller,unless your one of those idiots that put about 90% tobacco in.

  • Beth

    i think a lot of people would end up putting more weed in their spliffs though to compensate (as my house mate does) which could lead to a greater negative effect on the mind…

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