Vaping addict, 22, who had a DOUBLE lung transplant due to deadly habit issues chilling warning as e-cigarette sales rocket

A 22-year-old vaping addict who ultimately needed a double lung transplant has issued a chilling warning.

Last October, Jackson Allard developed parainfluenza as a result of his vaping habit, which led to pneumonia and eventually acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Allard, from North Dakota, was hospitalized and placed on life support for 70 days.

Now recovering from a double lung transplant, he has warned others as vape sales continue to rise.

“I was really sick, could barely sleep and was vomiting all the time,” Allard told Fox News about his ordeal.

Jackson Allard developed parainfluenza as a result of his vaping habit, which led to pneumonia and eventually acute respiratory distress syndrome

Allard, from North Dakota, was hospitalized and placed on life support for 70 days

Allard, from North Dakota, was hospitalized and placed on life support for 70 days

β€œI had a 1 percent chance of living,” he explained.

β€œWhen I first started vaping, I was probably 14. I was doing it pretty much non-stop,” adding that he also started using marijuana vapor.

β€œI told my pot-smoking friend, ‘Be careful with that,’” Allard said, advising that it would be better for people to opt for different products, such as marijuana gummies instead of vapes.

Allard’s grandmother, Doreen Hurlburt, told the publication that doctors were clear about the implications of vape use.

“Several doctors said, ‘If you smoke cigarettes for 50 years, we’ll see you with lung cancer, and if you keep vaping for five years, we’ll see you with permanent lung damage,'” she said.

Sales of vaping and e-cigarettes have continued to rise, according to a Federal Trade Commission report report published earlier this week.

Additionally, nine percent of children between the ages of 11 and 15 admit to vaping regularly, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“We’ve seen that children who vaped for short periods of time, and not necessarily with heavy use, suffered quite significant lung damage as a result,” pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Brooke Moore to Fox News.

Allard's grandmother, Doreen Hurlburt, said doctors were clear about the implications of vaping

Allard’s grandmother, Doreen Hurlburt, said doctors were clear about the implications of vaping

Now recovering from a double lung transplant, Allard has issued a warning to others

Now recovering from a double lung transplant, Allard has issued a warning to others

Jackson Allard, 22, was found to be suffering from influenza 4 and double pneumonia due to vaping.  To survive, he had to undergo a double lung transplant

Jackson Allard, 22, was found to be suffering from influenza 4 and double pneumonia due to vaping. To survive, he had to undergo a double lung transplant

Sales of vaping and e-cigarettes have continued to rise, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission

Sales of vaping and e-cigarettes have continued to rise, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission

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β€œWith vaping products we don’t have as much long-term data, but in the short term the risk appears to be as great as that from cigarettes, and I would argue even worse in some cases,” she added.

A recent study found that vaping increases the risk of developing asthma by more than 200 percent.

Researchers at the University of Texas looked at the health data of more than 40,000 people of all ages over the course of five years.

At the start of the 2022 analysis, none of the participants had asthma.

By the end of the study, they found that about ten in a thousand adults had developed the common respiratory disease.

However, those who had used e-cigarettes in the 30 days before the final analysis had a 252 percent higher risk of developing asthma at a young age, before age 27, compared to those who did not use e-cigarettes.