Last week, it was reported the first death caused by an e-cigarette after a device blew up in a 38-year-old Florida man’s face. But vapers are unlikely to quit vaping, according to a study.
The police found the body of Tallmadge D’Elia lying on his parents’ home’s floor with severe injuries to his skull. D’Elia’s e-cigarette’s lithium-ion battery likely overheated and exploded while the man was using the device.
Also, vaping can make you severely ill in no time. An 18-year-old woman from Pennsylvania developed a rare condition called the “wet lung” after using an e-cigarette for just three weeks. Her case was documented in a study published in Pediatrics.
Wet lung symptoms include chest pains when breathing, coughing, an inability to breathe. She needed a ventilator to help her breath as she was diagnosed with respiratory failure. The patient fully recovered, but doctors were shocked that vaping could collapse her lungs in less than a month.
Young Vapers Unlikely to Quit Vaping
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now plans to crack down on the electronic devices. In recent weeks, the regulator warned e-cigarette makers that they need to make sure that they do not put children’s lives in harm’s way. Companies were also asked to stop marketing the products to youngsters.
However, the measures were met with a cold reception, as vapers are not willing to quit. Sherry Emery has led a study that shows teens are not willing to quit vaping despite negative news.
When they see a piece of bad news about vaping they just shrug it off while inhaling from an e-cigarette. Teens are hooked now on a popular brand of e-cigs called Juul. There is even a name for vaping with a Juul: “Juuling.”
Teens’ impassivity to such news is mainly caused by their belief that vaping is, after all, much safer than traditional smoking. But this illusion is largely created by the industry through marketing techniques.
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