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Still Waters

First double lung transplant due to vaping

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Still Waters

Doctors in Michigan said Tuesday they had performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged from vaping, highlighting the extreme steps medical experts are taking as they confront a nationwide rash of vaping-related illnesses.

The medical team from Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital said the patient, a 17-year-old male, underwent the roughly six-hour transplant surgery October 15.

He spent a month on a life-support machine after suffering "complete lung failure" and would have faced "certain death" without the operation, according to the doctors.

https://www.sciencealert.com/vaping-injury-caused-this-young-athlete-to-need-a-double-lung-transplant

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moonman

Moral of the story - don't vape THC. Yes, it is the THC products causing it, as the article states - 29 lung fluid samples from sick people out of 29 taken tested positive for the E acetate used in THC products.

THC/E acetate is the problem, NOT the vaping itself - but the media only tells you that in the fine print.

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RabidMongoose
2 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Doctors in Michigan said Tuesday they had performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged from vaping, highlighting the extreme steps medical experts are taking as they confront a nationwide rash of vaping-related illnesses.

The medical team from Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital said the patient, a 17-year-old male, underwent the roughly six-hour transplant surgery October 15.

He spent a month on a life-support machine after suffering "complete lung failure" and would have faced "certain death" without the operation, according to the doctors.

https://www.sciencealert.com/vaping-injury-caused-this-young-athlete-to-need-a-double-lung-transplant

Vaping is 100% safe so long as people only vape legitimate products.

Reading the article he had been vaping black market THC products. I bet it was cut with all kinds of rubbish leading to his lung inflammation response.

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