NEW YORK – A new study suggests vaping could cause different kinds of damage to the lungs, including the condition called “popcorn lung”.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal Published the study Wednesday.
In it, researchers looked at a case involving an Ontario teenager.
The teen was placed on life-support after officials say he suffered a severe vaping-related illness.
Researchers found the teen’s condition was more in line with “popcorn lung.”
The lung disease got the nickname after factory workers developed it from breathing in chemicals found in buttery or caramel-like flavors.
Doctors point to this case as proof that vaping-related illnesses can take different forms, and are calling for more research.
Meanwhile the number of lung injury cases tied to vaping continues to rise in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new numbers Thursday, bringing the number of cases to 2,290 and 47 deaths.