Sounding the Alarm
The number of reported lung illnesses from vaping has now risen to 530, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cases Continue To Pour In
The confirmed reports have now come from 38 states and one U.S. territory, and patients range in age from 18 to 34.
The news about the dangers of vaping has been on the boil for several weeks now.
Symptoms Nothing To Laugh About
According to Fox News, vaping users have reported symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, diarrhea and vomiting.
Fox News writes about one woman suffering from vaping side effects who was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress and spent a month in the hospital.
Your Lungs Are Precious
According to the story,Sherie Canada, of Abilene, Texas, was shocked into understanding just how important good lung health is.
“You have no idea of how precious [lungs] are until they aren’t yours anymore and a machine is telling them to breathe for you."
“I had so much shame, guilt, and anxiety. I lost my independence [which] I had taken for granted. I couldn’t go to sleep for days after they removed the tubes because I feared waking back up and going through it all over again.”