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Vaping and CT Scan Results

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by Jimmiec, Oct 7, 2019.

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  1. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
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    No symptoms before recent scan. No treatment recommended except to wait 6 months and rescan.
    I smoked for more than 50 yrs before I quit and entered the CT scan program. All my scans resulted with no lung issues until the last one which is associated with my start of vaping.

    My e-liquid source is reputable:
    "By formulating and producing our vape juice domestically, we can source premium ingredients like United States Pharmacopeia-grade Nicotine, Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. We use only Flavor and Extract which we insist on having tested by an independent lab." Lab results are on line and there is no
    Diacetyl or 2,3-Pentanedione in their e-liquid.
     
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  2. Vapntime

    Vapntime Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yes, sorry I wasn't clear my shortness of breath was when I was trying to exercise or walk up a large flight of stairs etc. I also have mild scarring as well, most likely from pneumonia which was earlier in the year. Yes I was vaping.

    My wife still vapes she hasn't had any symptoms but will be switching to nicotine pouches or sprays. I think as the review suggested it's going to be an individual process just like illness from smoking. I have never had great lungs but they have been clear with no issues until now, so I might be more susceptible.
     
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  3. kates

    kates Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2014
    United Kingdom
    I hope both of you recover quickly and return to full health - it does look as if full recovery is possible unless advanced, which is good. I think, unfortunately, it is going to take a very long time to have a clear overview of nicotine vaping and it's relative risks. I do approach with the attitude - vaping is much safer than smoking - but probably not as good as just inhaling air. Clearly, I would also reassess my vaping if I had health issues which may be related to it.
    In the UK, e-cigarettes are under the MHRA (The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) yellow card scheme which means health professionals and the general public can report any concerns/ problems (can include just 'suspicion') relating to the equipment and liquids. It is also used for medicines & equipment but e-cigarettes have their own section since the TPD in 2016. Total 74 reports, 200 reactions relating to those 74 reports and 49 reactions considered 'serious' (non fatal) as far as I can ascertain over the years. (This doesn't necessarily mean those serious reactions were caused by vaping but they may have been). It is voluntary but in above circumstances I would hope the medical professionals involved would report if this occurred in the UK. (I don't know if any of the 49 were related to Atelectasis). Over time, this (and other countries' data) + more research should hopefully give a clearer picture.
     
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  4. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Australia
    Hey @Jimmiec ,
    Thanks for logging in and bringing this to our attention. It sucks to have smoked for 50yrs with a clean bill of health only to have something like vaping which is meant to be a harm reduction tool do actual damage and only after 10months.
    Im guessing you must be about 73-78yrs old. Is that about right? Atelectasis can be an older persons illness.
    Hope it all works out for you. I guess its time to throw your vapes away.

    btw, were you using nic salts?
     
  5. Vapntime

    Vapntime Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    It needs to be a CT scan. Standard x-ray wont show it.
     
  6. Quick1

    Quick1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010
    USA
    +1 on this ^.
    Most/many health plans/doctors will prescribe a "smoker's screening" once you hit a certain age (55 - 60 maybe?) if you have a history of smoking some amount in the past (they're mainly screening for cancer). It includes a CT scan.
     
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  7. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Australia
  8. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
     
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  9. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Australia
    @Jimmiec

    Im curious if you were using nic salts? Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
  10. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    No NIC Salts.....
     
  11. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    77 yrs old (very healthy, no prescription drugs) and no nic salts
     
  12. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    This forum is NOT notifying me with new posts even though I have this option checked
     
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