The explosive rise in serious lung illness linked to vaping spotlights the popularity of e-cigarettes among teens and young adults. At the office of North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, our team of professionals is committed to the respiratory health and safety of all our patients. If you are a smoker or a vaper, your increased risk of lung disease makes it critical for you to visit our offices for an evaluation and screening.
Vaping, first introduced in 2006, has surged in the past two years particularly among teenagers and young adults. More than 20 percent of high school students reported vaping in 2018 — almost twice the 2017 rate — according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
E-cigarettes, sometimes called vapes, run on batteries and heat up nicotine, flavorings, and other cancer-causing chemicals that can get stuck in the deepest parts of your lungs. The consequences of this relatively new vaping trend are making themselves known.
The number of lung injury cases linked to vaping has jumped to 1,299 and deaths to 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported. In addition to lung damage, the chemicals in vaping has been shown to lead to slow brain development in children and teens, affecting memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood.
Your lung health is our top priority
At the office of North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, our team of professionals is committed to your care and well-being. That means we will be your partner in care, educating you about vaping and smoking dangers. We’ll use the highest-quality technology to diagnose your condition, listen to your feelings and concerns, and work closely with other members of your care team to create the very best treatment plan for you.
By North Jersey Pulmonary Associates
November 27, 2019