Doctors say that a teenager avoided death very little and that he left the lungs of a 70-year-old man after smoking electronic cigarettes, according to reported information.
Adam Hergenreder, 18, of Illinois, United States, used vaping products for 18 months before being struck by a mysterious lung disease.
Adam, who was a college wrestler before the test, is now having trouble breathing and is afraid he will never be able to fight again.
He told CNN: "It was scary to think about that – this little device did that to my lungs."
"I used to be a college wrestler, and I might never be able to fight [again] because it's a very physical sport and my lungs may not be able to support this effort. It's sad. "
The student was vaping THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, and nicotine-based products before being hospitalized last week.
Adam, whose favorite vape flavor was mango, thought electronic cigarettes were safe, CNN reports.
The youngster was stuffing the equivalent of about a pack of cigarettes every day.
Polly Hergenreder, Adam's mother, said, "The doctors told us that if we did not bring in Adam when we brought him in, his lungs would have collapsed and he would be dead."
US public health officials are currently investigating 450 cases of vaping-related lung disease in 33 states.
Six people died as a result of this mysterious disease. The doctors urged users to immediately stop using electronic cigarettes.
Many of the reported diseases involved vaping products, including cannabis, containing vitamin E acetate, an oil derived from vitamin E that can be dangerous by inhalation.
Between 2015 and 2018, the number of vapers aged over 16 in the United Kingdom rose from 3.7% of the population in 2015 to 6.3% in 2018, according to figures from the Office for National Statistic.