Physicians still trying to figure out long-term effects of vaping

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – South Dakota Health officials have confirmed two cases in the state of illnesses related to E-cigarette use, otherwise known as “Vaping.” Dr. Svien (VEEN) Senne (SEN-E), a pulmonologist with Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown says that E-Cigarette use is a whole new problem for physicians and the effects on the body are different than what is traditionally seen in cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

The harmful effects of vaping is such a new concern that there is limited research out there, however Dr. Senne (SEN-E) says it is being done and the results aren’t good.

Dr. Senne (SEN-E) says that there are specific indicators to look for if you VAPE and it’s important that you stop and see your physician for care if you already use the device.