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Secondhand marijuana smoke may be worse than secondhand tobacco smoke, research shows

Research shows that it may take longer for arteries to recover form secondhand marijuana smoke than from secondhand tobacco smoke. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Exposure to secondhand pot smoke may be even more dangerous for your health than secondhand tobacco smoke, according to a California researcher who has been studying the effects of both.

Matthew Springer, a biologist and professor in the cardiology division at the University of California, San Francisco, tested the effects of secondhand marijuana smoke and found it takes three times longer for lab rats' arteries to recover from pot smoke than from tobacco smoke, Kaiser Health News reported.

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