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Vaping and lung injuries: five minutes with . . . Nick Hopkinson

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 28 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5314
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The chest physician and medical director at the British Lung Foundation gives his thoughts on the safety concerns around vaping emanating from the US

“When e-cigarettes were new, one of the concerns was that people were inhaling things other than nicotine that could cause allergic reactions, but so far this doesn’t seem to have happened. About 3.2 million people in the UK vape, and there doesn’t seem to be a surge in cases of hypersensitivity pneumonitis or lung disease directly related to that. One of the reassuring things about this is …

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