September three, 2019 | eight:43pm
A Pennsylvania teenager is in a medically induced coma for a extreme lung sickness attributable to his vaping behavior, his dad and mom stated.
Kevin Boclair, 19, is linked to a coronary heart/lung machine on the Hospital of the College of Pennsylvania the place medical doctors stated he might have a double lung transplant, his dad and mom advised native TV stations.
“[Doctors] know it’s vaping,” mother Debbie Boclair advised WPVI.
The Bloomsburg College scholar had stop utilizing the e-cigarettes however began once more due to their taste and bought hooked, Boclair stated to Fox 29.
Well being officers have warned towards utilizing e-cigarettes and different vaping merchandise, which they’ve linked to an increase of respiratory sicknesses.
In July, eight teenagers with a historical past of vaping had been hospitalized with “seriously damaged lung” at The Youngsters’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Kevin’s well being started deteriorating about two weeks in the past, shortly earlier than he was set to start out his sophomore 12 months of faculty.
“He was coughing violently enough that he was throwing up. In the morning, he didn’t look good,” stated Boclair, who’s a registered nurse.
“His color was like gray. I ran him to the urgent care and they did an X-ray.”
The Broomall, Pennsylvania, household is uncertain if Kevin will recuperate, however hope to warn others concerning the risks of vaping.
“No parent should have to walk into a hospital room and see their son having his blood sucked out of one leg with five tubes down his throat, looking dead,” stated dad Len Boclair.
A teen in Utah was additionally put in a coma in August after she developed a uncommon lung illness probably attributable to her years of each day vaping.