Vaping has become more popular among Malaysian teens thanks to its alluring appearance and the various flavours that can be added into it. However, many are unaware of the dangerous health effects it brings.
A Malaysian who paid the price of vaping at the cost of his own health is now warning others not to go down the same path as it nearly took his life away.
26yo M’sian lands himself in ICU after lung collapses due to vaping
In a one-minute TikTok video by @aimanpicasso on July 4, he shared with viewers about his harrowing journey while staying in the ICU.
According to the caption, Aiman wrote that he was addicted to vaping and smoking and gave little thought to the consequences.
“In the past, I never thought about my lung health. I didn’t worry about the consequences, nor did I bother to know what happened to others who vape frequently.
When I open my eyes, I smoke. After eating, I smoke. Before sleeping, I smoke.”
As a result of his unbridled vaping and smoking, Aiman found himself fighting for his life at the ICU due to a lung collapse.
Following his hospitalisation, the young man decided enough was enough and began to turn his life around.
“What happened to me made me choose to fight for myself, and I choose to leave behind the smoke and cigarettes that wrecked my life.”
In the same clip, Aiman is seen working out and lifting dumbbells as part of his road to recovery and strengthening his body again.
He also said that he’s grateful to be given a second chance although his body will continue to experience the lasting effects of his past vaping habit.
Has not touched a cigarette since January
Speaking to WeirdKaya, Aiman said he experienced breathlessness and felt like his right lung was being gripped while jogging.
He added that he thought it was a minor issue and took painkillers before going to sleep. However, his symptoms began to worsen and he went to the hospital for a checkup.
“The doctor told me that the pain in my lungs was caused by holes that were found within my lungs. During my stay at the ICU, it was the most frightening experience of my life and I don’t wish to go through it again,” he said.
When asked how he was adjusting to his new lifestyle, Aiman said he is actively exploring new hobbies that will help him divert his attention away from vaping.
He added that whenever he feels a sense of emptiness in his mouth, he resorts to consuming sweets and drinking hot water. Additionally, he is consciously avoiding spending time with people who smoke for the time being.
“I’ve not touched a cigarette since I was admitted to the hospital on January 3. I also didn’t expect the video to go viral as I simply wanted to share my story as a warning to others,” he said.
Watch the clip here:
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We’re glad to see Aiman working to improve his health and we wish him all the best!