• Vesna Veković
  • Zorica Živković Faculty of Pharmacy Novi Sad, University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Novi Sad




adolescent, e-cigarettes, lungs, prevention


Adolescent lung disease associated with vaping EVALI has attracted considerable attention in recent years, since 2019, when it emerged as a serious health problem that primarily affects young individuals who use e-cigarettes or vaping products.

While the exact cause and mechanism of action is still under investigation, the fact is that it is associated with the use of vaping products and the use of e-cigarettes that contain nicotine and other substances. Use can lead to severe lung damage, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, a life-threatening condition. EVALI has initiated numerous public health actions at local, national and international levels. Health organizations issue warnings about the potential risks of vaping, especially for young people, and recommend avoiding vaping products. In response to the EVALI epidemic, it is necessary to introduce regulatory measures regarding the safety and regulation of vaping products. These measures include stricter regulations on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes and vaping liquids, as well as efforts to raise awareness of the potential risks associated with vaping.

Education and awareness campaigns have been launched to inform the public, especially adolescents and young adults, about the potential health risks of vaping. It is important for adolescents, parents, teachers and healthcare professionals to be informed about the risks associated with vaping and to promote healthy behaviors and strategies.


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