S D Med. 2021 Jul;74(7):318-321.
Vaping quickly rose in popularity once introduced to the market in 2003. Devices heat liquid to produce an aerosol that is inhaled by the user, an aerosol that can contain nicotine, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, ultrafine particles, cancer-causing chemicals, and flavoring. Teenagers commonly use these products to smoke cannabinoids including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and butane hash oil (BHO). Liquids placed in the devices can be commercial or homemade. As popularity increased, more cases of vaping-related lung injury have been reported. We report a case of a 17-year-old female patient with delayed diagnosis of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury.