The news has had a lot to say about vaping lately and most of it is no good. Several states, including Ohio, have had reports of lung injuries linked to vaping. Often these occurrences happen to teens, but some adults have also suffered injury. Vaping is quite new compared to cigarettes. There is not as much research on it, so when trends such as these lung injuries start appearing, it grabs attention.
Fox 19 reports that the lung injuries linked to vaping are all breathing related. People complain of trouble breathing after using vape devices. Symptoms include fatigue, coughing and shortness of breath. Experts in the medical field who have examined these cases say they appear to be inhalation injuries.
The issue, though, is that not all cases are clearly linked to vaping. There is simply not enough information. Experts are unable to link the issues to specific devices. There are a range of different styles of vapes, but they cannot narrow the lung injuries down to one type. In addition, the product used in a vape device also varies widely. Again, experts cannot link these issues to a certain product.
There really is not enough information yet to say vaping causes serious lung injury. Officials would need to have additional information that shows what product and substance people used that led to the injury. This is just not available at this time, but health officials do still warn that lung injuries are showing up in people who have used a vaping device. This information is for education and is not legal advice.