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Pneumothorax and Tobacco Smoking

My name is John D., I am a 19 year old male, and I recently suffered a pneumothorax on my left side. A chest tube was inserted, but my lung did not fully re-expand. I underwent surgery, and my lung is now physically scarred to my chest cavity. The doctor's said that the cause of my lung collapse were things called blebs on the surface of my lung.

Before this incident, I was an on and off cigarette smoker (9 to 10 cigarettes a week for a few months at a time).

Knowing that I may have other blebs that havn't yet popped, I was wondering if alternatives to smoking tobacco such as vaporising tobacco, would still increase the risk of a different bleb popping, and subsequently of a new collapse? Does vaporizing tobacco adversely affect our lungs?
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