OREANDA-NEWS  Thoracic surgeon from Russia Igor Vasiliev, in an interview with 5-tv.ru, explained how electronic cigarettes lead to an incurable fatal disease.

According to the doctor, vapers suffer from the so-called EVALI disease. The reason vaper's lungs are affected is due of exposure to the acetate and vitamin E contained in these smoking systems.

Vasiliev noted that in the United States in the summer of 2019, a large amount of lung damage associated with the use of vapes was detected. To date, there have already been more than 240 publications describing this condition. More than 60 deaths are also known. At the same time, there are still no special drugs for the disease.

"The disease has an acute or subacute course, characterized by progressive shortness of breath, as well as increasing respiratory failure. Especially severe cases are manifested by the syndrome of acute lung injury", - the doctor said.