Man Damages Lungs Trying to Get Healthy

Richard Courtney is a 33-year-old father of two sons and a daughter. His physical appearance conveys a healthy man for his age. Yet, he was only using 25 percent of his right lung. The other 75 percent collapsed because of a hole.

He was walking home from a friend's house and got a sickening taste in his mouth. He started coughing and couldn't stop--that's when he sought medical attention. He went to the Acute Medical Unit near his U.K. home in East Surrey. Physicians hooked him up to a ventilator and questioned him about his habits.

He told the nurse that he stopped smoking, after 16 years, and started "vaping" as a healthier alternative. The nurse then said that the vape pen/pipe burned a hole in his lung. Richard's vape pipe was made by Chinese company KangerTech. It leaked hot nicotine liquid into his body with each puff. If it worked correctly, all of the liquid would have been converted to vapor. Instead, it converted to vapor and leaked--burning a hole in his lungs.

Richard said, “I want to give up completely, but at the moment I’m just having the odd roll-up. I’m such an addict I can’t just go cold turkey even after what happened.” It pays to stick with higher quality products.

Photo: Telegraph

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