Can vapes cause lung problems?

Breathing in the harmful chemicals in vaping products can cause irreversible (non-curable) lung damage, lung disease and, in some cases, death. Some people say their symptoms formed over a few days, while others say they took several weeks. Those affected appear to have serious lung damage. They may even need intensive care and support with a ventilator, a machine that helps you breathe.

Lipoid pneumonia Inhaling the oily substances found in the e-liquid can cause an inflammatory response in the lungs that leads to lipoid pneumonia. Symptoms include chronic cough, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood. It is possible to recover from vaping-related lipoid pneumonia and the most important step is to stop vaping immediately. Vaping involves using a device known as an electronic cigarette, also called a vape pen, mod, or tank to heat a small amount of liquid and turn it into a vapor that can be inhaled.

Vaping devices contain an oil, often called vaping juice, to which nicotine and any number of potentially harmful chemicals are added to give flavor or to create a certain aroma, such as cotton candy or blueberry.

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