Exposure to environmental factors is the leading cause of respiratory diseases. However, regularly smoking marijuana can be associated with increased phlegm production and a chronic cough. It is uncertain if smoking marijuana is associated with the development or worsening of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or poor lung functioning.
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