MI investigating 6 breathing illnesses, vaping use

Henrietta Strickland
August 29, 2019

The study, which was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, took an MRI of 31 healthy non-smokers before and after vaping nicotine-free e-cigarettes.

"It's some of my best students academically, it's some of my worst students academically", said Jon Guthrie, assistant principal at North Montgomery, where at least four students have already been caught with e-cigarettes this year.

A Winnipeg-based respiratory therapist says more research is needed into the health effects of vaping after a patient in the USA died of a severe respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes. "Additional research can help understand long-term health effects".

Like many, Pipe is concerned with the implications of the epidemic of vaping, especially among youth.

On Friday, the state of IL reported the death of a patient who suffered a serious lung illness after vaping.

Cancer Council Australia's Libby Jardine told the ABC: "We know that the tobacco industry is what we call "re-emergent" in Australia and are heavily marketing these products as a reduced-risk product".

"What is troubling is the complete absence of any form of regulation". But a recent outbreak of severe breathing illnesses in more than 20 states, including in - primarily among adolescents and young adults who've used e-cigarettes - is heightening concerns about the products.

Much of the secondhand exposure is from living with or being around people who use e-cigarettes, Tan's team said.

"I have a patient who developed acute lung disease from another's vaping", Galiatsatos said.

Teens were twice as likely to use e-cigarettes after seeing ads, while young adults were 1.3 times as likely.

Canada's role should be to keep toxic products from the market, he said, as with alcohol. In contrast, most legal, nicotine-containing e-liquids are alcohol-based and contain as excipients some combination of propylene glycol and glycerin. "It is still early in the investigation, but it's important for the public to be aware of the symptoms and the potential link with e-cigarettes".

Doctors in Roanoke say they've seen firsthand how their patients can be affected by vaping. A pod, which is the system the popular brand JUUL uses to deliver nicotine and flavour, contains the nicotine equivalent of 20 cigarettes.

The researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey, and found that about one-third of middle and high school students were exposed to vaping aerosols in 2018. She says the department has begun a program specifically targeting teens. While there are many laws in place that restrict smoking traditional cigarettes in public places, few have addressed the issue of secondhand exposure to vaping, Tan said.

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