A "New England Journal of Medicine" study discusses the discovery of lipid-filled alveolar macrophages in people with the vape lung illness. I always think of macrophages as large cells that eat bad cells, cellular debris, foreign particles, etc. They are like Pac-Man eating bad things that need to get eaten and digested to protect the rest of the body.
While this finding is the result of research regarding the vape related lung illness, it still does not find the cause. After 10+ years of vaping in America, why is this so prevalent now and what is the cause? I break down the possibilities into two simple statements below:
- A bad batch of tainted hardware being supplied and used in counterfeit, clandestine, DIY or even major brands...like bad coils, plastics and other elements/materials that come in contact with the liquids.
- A bad batch of tainted ingredients, whether supplied or from poor manufacturing and/or formulation, of the internal liquids being used in counterfeit, clandestine, DIY or even major brands.
I believe lungs were designed to breathe air, but I also believe in freedom of choice. If you have to vape, buy from a reputable manufacturer.