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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Vaping Associated Lung Disease

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First 10EM - by Justin Morgenstern - September 11, 2019
"Unfortunately, although the popularity of smoking has been on the decline for decades, vaping is becoming extremely popular, especially among young patients. More than 20% of high-school students and about 5% of middle school students admit to using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. (Cullen 2018) When compared to smoking – one of the most unhealthy activities known – if would not be surprising if vaping resulted in fewer adverse health effects, although the true effects will not be known until we have long term studies. However, “safer than cigarettes” is not the same as “safe”. When talking about smoking and vaping, we are usually focused on long term health outcomes. However, there has been a recent flood of case reports of young patients with significant lung disease after vaping. What is vaping associated lung disease and what do we need to know in the emergency department?..."

Other FOAMed Resources:
Internet Book of Critical Care: Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI)