A surprising number of teens are suffering from lung damage, and it appears to stem from vaping.
Young Adults Getting Lung Damage
Several cases of severe lung damage were reported in Wisconsin last month, and it's got medical professionals talking.
"It's mind-boggling. I've never heard of a smoker ending up in the hospital in their teens," says Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research.
We Have Evidence Now
And we have real, concrete examples of lung damage in young people.
A teen who said he vaped one Juul pod every two days for a year eventually suffered a collapsed lung.
"He didn't have the symptoms that might have warned him that something was wrong — until something was really terribly wrong," added Zuckerman.
Vaping Is a Real Danger
Doctors don't yet know all the long-term damage that vaping can do to a person, but the short-term risk is becoming apparent.
Studies Confirm E-Cigs Are a Bad Idea
The journal "Pediatrics" published a study last year on e-cigarettes, noting that there is a slew of toxic chemicals in them. Some of those chemicals are linked to cancer.
"It seems some kids are having very measurable damage in a very short period of time than what we've seen from [cigarette] smoke," adds Zuckerman.