If vaping helps your patient quit smoking, what’s the harm?

Associate Professor Coral Gartner

The debate over vaping is heating up. A few days ago, Medical Observer ran an opinion piece in which the author expressed her unequivocally firm stance against e-cigarettes: As an imaging scientist, I can see that vaping is like cigarettes all over again. Here, we present another opinion in which Associate Professor Coral Gartner takes a somewhat softer stance to the overall risks and dangers.

Health authorities in the US are investigating 530 cases of lung illness, including seven deaths, reportedly connected to vaping. Some of these patients have been diagnosed with lung inflammation caused by inhaling oil.