Miscommunication about the causes of the US outbreak of lung diseases in vapers by public health authorities and the media

Coral Gartner, Billie Bonevski, Wayne Hall

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Abstract

Nicotine vaping has become a popular alternative to tobacco cigarette smoking worldwide. In the USA, where vaping nicotine e‐liquid is legal for people aged over 18 years in all states, around 6.9 million adults vape nicotine. Cannabis or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil vaping is also popular but less common and its legal status depends on the state, the concentration of THC and the type of hemp used to manufacture the oil. Penalties for THC vaping vary state by state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • vaping related lung injury
  • vaping
  • nicotine vaping
  • cannabis vaping
  • e-cigarettes
  • lung diseases
  • United States

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