E-cigarettes have risen in popularity over recent times, often touted as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Recent hospital findings in Wisconsin suggest otherwise. Eight teenagers had complained of severe breathing difficulties shortly after smoking e-cigarettes. Though results remain inconclusive, the teens had the alternate smoking habit in common.
According to a staff from the medical facility, the youth required the use of ventilators to cope with breathing.
Experts from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine believe that excess vaping causes inflammations in the lungs, which may cause severe respiratory problems.
As e-cigarettes remain a new product, its effects are still under investigation for a clearer understanding of its effects on the human body, especially towards the younger population who are more susceptible in picking up vaping habits.