Vaping-Associated Lung Injury: Insight into Mechanisms of Action

Vaping-Associated Lung Injury: Insight into Mechanisms of Action

Vaping-Associated Lung Injury: Insight into Mechanisms of Action


Dr. Drew Marquardt

University of Windsor

FUNDER: Lung Health Foundation

GRANT DURATION: 2021-2022

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Lung injury from vaping was established as an epidemic mere months before the COVID pandemic struck and since then has largely flown under the radar. Yet there’s been a surge in young people aged 18 to 30 who are vaping and a large number of them are getting sick, so this research project is interested in how ingredients like Vitamin E acetate interact with the lungs, contributing to this dangerous alveolar, or lung, injury. This research will help pinpoint which ingredients found in vapes and e-cigarettes are contributing to severe lung illness in users.

 

 

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