Misconception of EVALI may harm quitting smokers, says UKM professor

Misconception of EVALI may harm quitting smokers, says UKM professor

12 days ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Cases of lung damage due to e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) are from the use of prohibited substances found in liquids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is cannabis oil containing vitamin E acetate. This finding was revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States (US). Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) health economics specialist from the faculty of medicine Professor Dr Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh said many parties, including the health community in Malaysia, have misinterpreted the real cause of EVALI, which was previously reported in the US and subsequently spread that information incorrectly.

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