Vape juice chemicals: What are you inhaling? – KCBD

“These different additives are usually oil based, and when you inhale oil based products into your lungs, they don’t go away,” said Dr. Boethel. “They stay there, and the body cannot get rid of them. So, some of these patients that we’re seeing who wind up on ventilators have what is termed as lipoid pneumonia, which is where they have a large amount of oil within the lung tissue.”