Carolyn Calfee, MD, is a professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at UCSF DepartmentRead more
Don Hayes, Jr., MD, MS, MEd, is the medical director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program and the Lung andRead more
Vaping-associated lung injury is a condition characterized by lung inflammation and damage that can lead to respiratory failure and death. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain, as well as fatigue, fever, and weight loss. Many patients report gastrointestinal symptoms too.
Healthcare experts are urging people to avoid vaping because the exact cause of vaping-associated lung injury is unknown.
People who are using vaping products — especially young people, who have been most frequently affected by the condition — should closely monitor their health and seek immediate medical care if they develop symptoms.Read more
Vaping has become America’s latest epidemic, and the number of vaping-related illnesses continues to increase daily. As of Sept. 24,Read more