US doctors unveil new guidelines for treating vaping-associated lung injuries

US medics have come up with a set of guidelines to help identify and treat patients for lung injuries associated with vaping and e-cigarettes.

The recommendations, published in the journal Lancet, come after the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed two more vaping-related deaths this week, taking the total death toll to 39.

Lead author Dr Denitza Blagev, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Intermountain Healthcare – a not-for-profit healthcare system in the US – said: “This is still an ongoing outbreak and not something we’ve seen with vaping…
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