Electronic Vaping Devices: Educating our Patients and Community 

 Published: May 20, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Mary Martinasek, RRT, PhD, discusses the use of THC and the different respiratory illnesses that are caused by inhaling it. Mary focuses on lipoid pneumonia as a common ailment related back to vitamin E acetate, which is found in some e-cigarettes.

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The United States has also seen more ailments from e-cigarettes than many other countries. Mary goes on to discuss how states and societies are advocating to put more restrictions on e-cigarette usage, along with discussing the continuing legalization of marijuana.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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