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Scientists publish scans showing lung damage caused by vaping in teenagers as young as 13 who became ill with EVALI

Scans published by scientists have shown the lung damage caused by vaping in teenagers as young as 13. Fourteen teenagers who were hospitalised with shortness of breath, coughing and chest pains were assessed by researchers. They found fluid or debris filled sacs in the lungs, thickening and inflammation of tissue and pressure on the chest wall. Doctors said the findings could help lead to early diagnoses of EVALI, which stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. An outbreak of the recently discovered illness has so far caused 68 deaths among 2,807 cases in the US. Under 18s make up 15 per cent of patients.  Read more....

 

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