A 17-year-old teenager gets ‘popcorn lung’ because of vaping, his lungs are like this


Health experts have warned about the dangers and long-term effects of consuming electric cigarettes or vapes. One thing that is highlighted is the rare condition of ‘popcorn lung’ due to vaping.

Popcorn lung refers to a rare disease that causes scarring and inflammation of the bronchioles. This disease can cause persistent dry cough and shortness of breath.

This was also experienced by a 17-year-old teenager in Canada who experienced severe lung damage due to popcorn lung which was triggered by the habit of vaping. He has bronchiolitis, a serious and incurable lung injury caused by exposure to chemicals thought to be from e-cigarettes.



In a report in the journal Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) the teenager consumed vape every day for five months before complaining of shortness of breath. He also had a persistent cough and fever.

At first doctors suspected he had pneumonia, but his breathing difficulties grew worse day by day leaving him exhausted and nauseous. Five days later, his symptoms worsened and he had to be admitted to the ICU.

Next up: the ventilator didn’t help his lung condition

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