The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has grown exponentially in recent years—especially among young adults in the United States. Despite their popularity, these e-cigarettes are dangerous.
In fact, over 380 people have been hospitalized with severe breathing difficulties that are attributed to vaping, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vast majority of people who have been hospitalized are young adults. In these cases, doctors aren’t entirely sure what’s causing these hospitalizations.
While the investigations are still ongoing, public health officials are warning any e-cigarette users to seek immediate medical attention if they have any chest pain or difficulty breathing after vaping.