The Medical consequences of smoking "chop-chop" tobacco

This report notes that smoking chop-chop has the potential to induce illness and possible fatality in those who use it.

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This is due, in large part, to the dense volume of fungal contamination found in samples of chop-chop that is not present in manufactured cigarettes. These fungi can cause toxic responses in the lungs, liver, kidney and skin. The illnesses may range from allergic reactions, chronic bronchitis and asthma to lung cancer or legionnaire’s disease.

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