Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian researchers report a new twist on the spate of deaths and lung damage from vaping in the United States.
A 17-year-old boy may well be the first case of a novel type of lung injury from vaping. The condition is similar to "popcorn lung," which is seen in workers exposed to the chemical flavoring diacetyl, an ingredient used to produce microwave popcorn, researchers said.
When inhaled, the chemical causes inflammation and obstruction of the small airways in the lungs.Full Article