Health Talk


The Dangers of Vaping

We now have 60 years of studies to show which of the more than 5,000 chemicals inhaled by tobacco smokers can impact their health. But we’re only just beginning to see the damage caused by vaping, the cigarette alternative. Diacetyl, formaldehyde and acrolein, a weed killer, are just a few of the chemicals found in vape pens, and ER cases and hospital stays are on the rise from vaping. Baptist Health experts discuss the dangers of vaping and what it can do to your lungs.

Host: Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Baptist Hospital and Chief Population Health Officer at Baptist Health.

Brenda Gonzalez, M.D., Pulmonologist and Vice President of Medical Staff at Baptist Health Doctors Hospital.
Harold Richter, M.D., Medical Oncologist at Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

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