I've been thinking about why there is a new younger demographic diagnosed with COPD.
What has changed in the last 20 years with culture?
In regards to marijuana in culture, the 60's and 70's did not have high pressure sodium lights which enabled a whole new way of growing pot hydroponically.
The 60's and 70's pot was milder, with less tar content, and was generally administered in joints.
When pot started growing hydroponically, under sodium bulbs, the potency increased dramatically along with higher tar content.
On top of this, administration with glass water pipes was more common in the younger generations.
And on top that, mixing tobacco and smoking it unfiltered is pretty standard.
This to me would explain why we have a younger demographic with COPD.
Another factor I know that would contribute is the higher levels of pollution these days and more people living in urban areas.
What do you think?