Meet this 20-year-old fitness freak who had to have some of his lung cut away and has stated that his condition is due to vaping.

Sean Tobin was stated to be suffering from a collapsed lung in July post he was going through a stabbing pain in his back during his work.

He proceeded to have surgery that required doctors to cut away a small portion of his lung and then staple it back together, before glueing it to his chest wall to stop it from collapsing again.

The 20-year-old has now posted pictures taken before his surgery that show the surface of his lung all decked up in black spots that he states were carbon deposits as a consequence of vaping too much for the last five years.

Tobin, from New Hampshire in the US, initially started vaping in the year 2018 and revealed the height of his ritual he was getting through one 5,000-puff disposable vape a week.

He revealed his vape “never left his hand” for five years, and he would use it continuously from morning till night, besides at times smoking cannabis and THC oil.

He said he “shouldn’t have begun vaping” as he was “so healthy” before it– and is now disappointed with himself for collapsing his lungs.

He said: “I started vaping when I was 15 and the vape never left my hand. It was very, very habitual”

“When I stepped up into the van [for work on 20 July], it felt like I pulled a muscle in my back. The tension there was pretty bad.

“I went to the hospital and they did an x-ray of my lungs. The radiologist read my report and they told me I had a collapsed lung”

“It was really scary because I felt like I’d done it to myself. It was years of me just not treating my lungs how they should be treated.”

He further said: “They put a camera in my chest cavity for the surgery, and I saw what they said were carbon deposits in the lung. It was a scary thing to see. As soon as I saw it, I got very upset with myself. I was very sad and thought, ‘I did this to my lung.’

“My cardio was so good. I was so healthy and I shouldn’t have started vaping. I was just very upset with myself, and I was having a hard time. I’d permanently damaged my lungs, and I was here because I’d done this to my lungs”

Although vaping is regarded to be less injurious than smoking cigarettes, it is also quite regarded that vapes are a comparatively new product so their consequences on health are not yet fully known to mankind.

Last October, studies sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered that long-term use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping products, could hugely disrupt the function of the body’s blood vessels, increasing the chances for cardiovascular disease.