Michigan hospital performs first of it’s kind vaping-related lung transplant.

From Legal Examiner:

Doctors at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit “have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping.”

“The hospital system announced Monday that it believes it is the first in the country to perform the surgery on someone who had irreparable lung damage from vaping.” – USA Today

The double lung transplant comes in the midst of the vaping epidemic in which more than 2,000 Americans have become sick over the past eight months, including at least 40 people who have died, one of which did so here in Michigan.

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Authored by Attorney Tim Smith