Doctors have published images of lung scans after the number of vapor-related deaths continues to increase.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have indicated that at least 450 possible cases have been reported in 33 US states this year alone.

Minnesota, California, Oregon, Illinois and Indiana all witnessed appeasement deaths.

Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman, of the CDC, said during a press call: "While the investigation is ongoing, the CDC has advised people not to use electronic cigarettes because it is now the primary means of preventing serious lung disease. "

Chance Ammirata, 18, shared this image on Twitter. He said that the collapse of his lung and his blackheads were due to a vaping.

Credit: Twitter / Chance Ammirata
Credit: Twitter / Chance Ammirata

Although we do not know exactly what causes these problems, they tend to appear a few days or weeks after people use their vape – but they sometimes say they've been vaping for years before getting sick. .

Junaid Khan, a heart and lung surgeon in Oakland, California, operated on an 18-year-old man with a bloated lung. It is here that the air escapes between the chest wall and the lung. Sometimes vesicles can appear in the lung.

This teenager would have bought a vape cartridge at a concert. Credit: Dr. Junaid Khan
This teenager would have bought a vape cartridge at a concert. Credit: Dr. Junaid Khan

Khan told Insider that he thought it could be related to a marijuana cartridge.

"It's about to become a public health crisis," he said. "When I see these people, it means that they need an operation – it's pretty dramatic."

Symptoms of air-related lung disease include shortness of breath, fever, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, and weight loss.

Researchers said in the New England Journal of Medicine that some of these conditions could potentially be related to the oils in the vaporized substance that carries nicotine or THC to the lungs.

Another 18-year-old admitted to a New York hospital complained of chest pain, fever and cough and was left with fluid in the lungs.

The researchers explain that the type of lung lesions is identical among vapor users. Credit: New England Journal of Medicine
The researchers explain that the type of lung lesions is identical among vapor users. Credit: New England Journal of Medicine

Melody Pirzada, chief of pediatric respiratory care at the hospital, told Insider: "In reality, this patient was suffering a lot and had to be connected to life support.

"Thanks to the outstanding work of our intensive care team, we have been able to save this patient, but once you are at this point, the chances of dying can reach 70%."

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