The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has grown exponentially in recent years – especially among young adults in the United States.
Despite their popularity, these e-cigarettes are dangerous.
In fact, over 149 people have been hospitalized with severe breathing difficulties that are attributed to vaping, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The vast majority of people who have been hospitalized are young adults.
In these cases, doctors aren’t entirely sure what’s causing these hospitalizations.
While the investigations are still ongoing, public health officials are warning any e-cigarette users to seek immediate medical attention if they have any chest pain or difficulty breathing after vaping.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. For further information, please consult a medical professional. Components of this article were adapted from Zywave. This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel or an insurance professional for appropriate advice.