An investigation into vaping in Colorado by local NBC affiliate 9News has revealed some frightening news. A state-wide health survey shows that 27% of teenagers in Colorado vape. While the use of traditional cigarettes has decreased among teens, vaping seems to be filling the hole that normal cigarettes have left behind.
Colorado Vaping Dangers
Recently, the side effects of vaping are starting to come to light. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has now reported over 1,000 cases of lung injuries as a result of vaping and 37 deaths. Individuals have been hospitalized with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. Many of the symptoms appear to come on rapidly within a short period of time.
The CDC is investigating the source of the illness, with the link possibly being THC. Many of those who have been hospitalized have been found to be vaping with THC and inhaling chemicals that have been used to cut or thin out the THC such as Vitamin E Acetate.
However, not all cases have been found to involve THC so investigators are continuing to explore avenues where THC is not involved at all in the vaping process and how it affects our health.
Injured by a Vaping Product?
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of using a vaping device such as a JUUL vape pod, contact our team at (303) 327-9988 to schedule a free consultation.