The Ministry of Health predicted a new epidemic among Russian adolescents: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru
The Ministry of Health said that a new epidemic of EVALI, a lung disease that appears from excessive use of vape and electronic cigarettes, may begin among adolescents in Russia. This was stated by the head of the Center for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Consumption of the National Medical Research Center of Therapy and Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health of Russia Marine Gambaryan, her words leads URA.RU.
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The specialist noted that at the moment EVALI amazes fans of electronic cigarettes and vape in the United States. She explained that the flavors and substances in e-cigarette aerosols have a negative effect on the tissues of the bronchi and lungs.
“We do not have an epidemic yet, but it is not far off, if there is no spread and consumption of electronic cigarettes and no measures are taken,” Ghambaryan predicted. According to her, teens who use e-cigarettes start smoking regular cigarettes twice as often as those who have not tried nicotine in general.
Formerly Russians got mass mailing of letters from the “Gosuslug” portal with warnings about the dangers of smoking vapes and electronic cigarettes. In a message warning about a new disease of vapers and e-cigarette smokers – EVALI.