Vaping is a popular term for smoking an e-cigarette or vaporizing marijuana. According to the CDC, the liquid used in vapes “can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances and additives.”
The CDC is still investigating the chemicals in vapes and how they are causing lung injuries. They recommend that people refrain from using e-cigarette or vaping products, particularly those containing THC.
The CDC recommends talking to a health care provider if you or someone you love has used an e-cigarette or other form of vaporizer and is experiencing:
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain.
The CDC recommends discussing these symptoms with a health care provider.
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