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Detroit hospital staff performs double-lung transplant on patient with vaping injuries
NY Post ^ | November 12, 2019 | 11:22am | Amanda Woods

Posted on 11/12/2019 9:39:02 AM PST by conservative98

Medical staff at a Detroit hospital say they have performed the world’s first double-lung transplant on a person with vaping-related lung injuries.

The team from the city’s Henry Ford Health System called the operation the first of its kind for a “patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping,” according to a Monday news release.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: smoking; vaping
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1 posted on 11/12/2019 9:39:03 AM PST by conservative98
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2 posted on 11/12/2019 9:39:22 AM PST by conservative98
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She looks like she has great lungs?


3 posted on 11/12/2019 9:42:08 AM PST by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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They must be losing a lot of that tobacco tax revenue...


4 posted on 11/12/2019 9:44:50 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: conservative98

Article did not give any information on who the person was. Was it that kid I read about a few weeks ago?


5 posted on 11/12/2019 9:45:04 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: conservative98

Play stupid games, make medical history.


6 posted on 11/12/2019 9:50:30 AM PST by Meatspace
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So... Smokers can’t get lung transplants, but vape smokers can? Score one for the vaping industry.


7 posted on 11/12/2019 9:51:07 AM PST by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: Mr. K

I agree that that is a lot of the political reaction.


8 posted on 11/12/2019 9:51:22 AM PST by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: conservative98

There are people who smoke all their life and don’t get lung cancer. Their immune system must be SOMETHING ELSE.


9 posted on 11/12/2019 9:51:28 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: conservative98

The who;e room looks like a 70s drug, hippie den. Lava lamps, fake flowers, really bad pastel colored lamps.

The only modern thing is the flat screen.


10 posted on 11/12/2019 10:06:40 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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This morning on the radio I heard the breathless reporting that "According to the CDC at least 40 people have died from vaping related injuries!!!!!" To put that in perspective that is 40/330,000,000 = 0.0000121212% of the population. Or to look at it another way almost ten times as many people (350) died in 2019 from falling off ladders.

In other news Democrat spokesperson, Chicken Little, says the sky is still going to fall in 10 years if we don't:

  1. Move into apartments with 50 sq ft allotted to each occupant.
  2. Give up our cars and take public transit
  3. Completely do away with air travel for the "little people" (NOTE: The important people and government employees will still be able to fly, but since the airlines will not be able to make money on this the airlines will be taxpayer funded branches of the federal government)
  4. Surrender all of our life savings and most of our income to the government for the bureaucrats to spend much more wisely than we can
  5. And of course surrender our firearms to the government
All for their own good of course. Only morons vote Democrat, but of course half the country and most of the Democrat base is below average intelligence
11 posted on 11/12/2019 10:08:58 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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Do they have him in a No Smoking room?


12 posted on 11/12/2019 10:10:52 AM PST by Scrambler Bob (This is not /s. It is just as viable as any MSM 'information', maybe more so!)
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What are these idiots vaping...phosgene?


13 posted on 11/12/2019 10:11:58 AM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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What are these idiots vaping...phosgene?


14 posted on 11/12/2019 10:16:00 AM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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Survival rate for double lung transplant are not that good. I have a friend who only live a year after double lung transplant.

If the person is young they might make it to 10 years. Depends on your age and etc...


15 posted on 11/12/2019 10:21:05 AM PST by DEPcom
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Reading a little deeper I see where vitamin e acetate was found in the vaping material.

There has been studies that show Vitamin E can increase a smoker and ex-smoker lung cancer risk. If just taking in the pill form, not sure why a person would want that in their lungs.


16 posted on 11/12/2019 10:25:26 AM PST by DEPcom
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Whatever the blackmarket chemists are using in their garage that week.

Or cheap chinese imports, hello, this is the country where cutrate chemists used toxic substitutes in both baby formula and dog food because they graduate by rote memorization rather than actually understanding chemistry.


17 posted on 11/12/2019 10:43:16 AM PST by Valpal1
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Zyklon B


18 posted on 11/12/2019 10:47:10 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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one thing i will say about vaperers is that they inhale very very deeply- not all do- but many do- The old adage still applies- ‘Everything in moderation’ That can’t be good for a person in the long run possibly- BUT- it’s not the actual vape liquids that are doing the damage it appears- it’s the additive E oil they add-

and like a poster above said the amount of people getting sick is way way way lower than those who smoke regular ciggs- but they are really hyping the deaths of vaping obviously for political reasons- not medical-

Now that they are learning Vit E additive is causing the problems, they are now trying a new line to ban or restrict vaping- but I forgot now what it is- but when i heard it I thought “Swell- they can’t blame flavors now- so now they are going after ... to get them banned- they are relentless’. It’ll come to me later what it was- but i got brain lock right now


19 posted on 11/12/2019 11:02:48 AM PST by Bob434
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I think the difference is a person smoking won’t usually die right away or get severe lung damage in a few short months from smoking regular cigarettes. On the other hand the vaper at 16 just the other day for example nearly died after vaping triggered ‘catastrophic’ lung damage – in just 5 months.


20 posted on 11/12/2019 11:11:08 AM PST by conservative98
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