The use of e-cigarettes, or “vaping” has received a lot of media attention lately, especially with the growing number of vaping-related lung illnesses and death, now up to 805 and 12, respectively, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The growing number of cases of illness involving young people is especially concerning, with 16 percent of cases being under the age of 18 and 38 percent being under the age of 21.
In this segment of Doctor on Call, Robyn Gorman MD, a pediatrician with Trihealth, answers questions from concerned parents who want to know more about vaping such as the different types, why the sudden increase and what are the associated risks and dangers.
Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.