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Sukhwinder Sohal

Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania

Expertise: Respiratory diseases, Diabetes

Washington Post article provides accurate and insightful report on recent spate of vaping-related illnesses

“At the moment, it is not possible to know if these pulmonary diseases are related to propylene glycol, glycerol, nicotine, flavorings, or more likely, synthetic/natural drugs sometimes added to e-liquids. Although vaping has deleterious effects on the lungs, e-cigarette vaping has been shown to be safe for over 10 years now… I firmly believe that this new epidemic is linked to synthetic cannabinoids, which unfortunately could be popular among young people”