South Africa
A 32-year-old male asked:

I have recently stopped smoking cigarettes and have switched to vaping but recently i am feeling like the is movement on the left side of my chest, like a twitching sensation but on the inside.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Quit using tobacco: Quit using tobacco in any form while you are ahead. Deaths have been reported from vaping. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition:
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Unsure: E- cigarettes may cause cough, irritation of throat/ mouth, nausea or headache. REF: It can also cause chest pain. As of 11 SEP 2019 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 6 deaths & > 450 possible cases of severe lung injury in 33 states & 1 jurisdiction related to vaping. The mechanism of injury is poorly understood at this time.
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Last updated Sep 20, 2019


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