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Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

E-cigarettes use a heating element to turn special liquids into an aerosol that users breathe in, and this action is known as vaping. Vape companies originally hailed the practice as safer than smoking and even argued that it could be a tool to help smokers quit....
Study Reports Vaping Increases Emphysema Risk

Study Reports Vaping Increases Emphysema Risk

When vaping first appeared, many medical professionals thought that it might be a safer alternative to smoking. Statements like these could be one of the reasons that about 1 in 5 people between the ages of 18 and 29 report vaping regularly.  Unfortunately, emerging...
Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Using e-cigarettes (also called vaping) is becoming a common alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat liquid to form an inhalable vapor. Both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly...
What is EVALI?

What is EVALI?

EVALI stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. Simply put, it’s a condition people get when vaping injures their lungs. The news has been filled with updates on vaping-related illnesses. Use of e-cigarettes, commonly referred to as vaping,...
Is THC Causing Vaping-Related Lung Injuries?

Is THC Causing Vaping-Related Lung Injuries?

This year, a spate of unusual lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use has swept across the United States and harmed over 2,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). E-cigarette use, or vaping, has been around for years, which...
Black Lung Disease Is on the Rise

Black Lung Disease Is on the Rise

In the 1990s, diagnosis of black lung disease (coal workers’ pneumoconiosis) had dropped to historic lows. Complicated black lung disease — also called pulmonary massive fibrosis (PMF) — was considered to be a rare condition. Occurrences had been steadily dropping...
The Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

The Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Blog | In the News The Health Risks of E-Cigarettes Written by: Lung Health October 26, 2019 Share on pinterest Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Over the past few years, vaping has quietly become popular in mainstream culture. Vaping involves the...
Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Blog | In the News | Tips Updates to Current Vaping Laws Written by: Lung Health October 8, 2019 Share on pinterest Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Vape pens and e-cigarettes have become an accepted alternative to traditional tobacco products in...
Anxiety? Guilt? You’re Not Alone.

Anxiety? Guilt? You’re Not Alone.

Blog | In the News | Newsroom Anxiety? Guilt? You’re Not Alone. Written by: Lung Health Institute February 8, 2019 Share on pinterest Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin While the physical impacts of COPD have been studied extensively in the clinical...
Lung Health Institute Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Lung Health Institute Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Blog | In the News | Newsroom | Resources Lung Health Institute Earns Joint Commission Accreditation Written by: Lung Health December 7, 2018 Share on pinterest Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin There are many positive aspects of the Lung Health...

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