What is the risk of getting sick for e-cigarette fans?

If you vape, and you have shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, it may not be COVID-19 at all. Radiologists and medical imaging scientists sound the alarm about a new disease spreading across the planet, associated precisely with electronic smoking cigarettes. The first reports on a new disease began to appear at the end of 2019, long before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the disease EVALI — e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury, in other words, a lung disease caused by electronic cigarettes or vaping. 95% of patients with EVALI initially complain of shortness of breath, severe cough, chest pain. In 85% of cases fever, chills, weight loss is added to the above symptoms. In 77% of cases diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting emerge. As you can see, it looks like pretty much as an ideal picture of symptoms of bilateral pneumonia caused by COVID-19. …

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Stanislav E. Samburskiy

Chief marketing officer of Research and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of the Moscow Healthсare Department, МВА

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