Woman Who Smoked Vape Heavily for 7 Years Diagnosed with Deadly Lung Cancer
- A woman identified as Amanda Stelzer, 34, suffered a severe lung condition because of her vaping
- The 34-year-old lady reportedly smoked more than one vape cartridge every day for seven years
- Amanda is now battling for her life in the hospital as the habit badly damaged her lungs
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A US woman is fighting for her life after smoking more than a cartridge of e-cigarette liquid every day for seven years.
According to Daily Mail, Amanda Stelzer, 34, started vaping in 2015 due to peer influence, thinking it would be fun.
She was quickly hooked on the devices and found herself going through around eight cartridges of vape fluid each week, this is equivalent to 50 cigarettes a day.
Suddenly in October 2019, she went to urgent care after suffering from breathing problems.
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Doctors could not figure out what was wrong and sent her to a local hospital. Within the next 24 hours, she was on life support.
Chest scans revealed she was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome, a deadly condition that occurs when a person's lungs become so damaged they fail to provide the rest of the body with enough oxygen.
Repeated studies have warned that vaping can cause severe damage to the lungs and heart, similar to smoking standard cigarettes.
Smoking shisha could affect pregnant women
In a related story, popular Kenyan website Tuko.co.ke reported that Gynaecologist Dr Ignatius Kibe said women who smoke shisha pose a lot of risk to the mental health of their unborn children.
The health practitioner, who is famous for his hard-hitting remarks on matters dealing with reproductive health, warned that babies born from such mothers have mental problems because of the effects of the shisha their mother smoked.
"Women who go do shisha and they are pregnant. And sometimes they do shisha without knowing that they are pregnant. You'll get a baby who has mental problems. So be very careful and check yourself. If you know you are pregnant remember to be careful to avoid defects in babies," said Kibe.
Kibe warned women to avoid indulging in d*rugs that have long-lasting impacts on the welfare of their children.
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