MILWAUKEE — A Children’s Wisconsin physician is one of the experts featured in a new docuseries from Netflix called, “Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul."
Lynn D’Andrea, MD, also serves as medical director of pulmonary services, and professor and chief at the Medical College of Wisconsin, according to a statement from Children's.
D’Andrea can be seen in episode 4 of the Netflix series. She recounts an important moment in history, in 2019, when a group of doctors at Children's Wisconsin connected a cluster of patients in the hospital with severe lung injuries from vaping.
The discovery was part of a worldwide revisiting of the harms caused by e-cigarettes and vaping and, in the case of this docuseries, the company Juul.
Watch the trailer for “Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul" below:
Full statement from Children's Wisconsin:
MILWAUKEE, Wis., October 15, 2023 — Children’s Wisconsin physician, medical director of
pulmonary services, and professor and chief at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Lynn
D’Andrea, MD, is featured in a new docuseries, “Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul,” released
on Netflix last week.
D’Andrea, a pulmonologist, is featured in episode four of the docuseries recounting the day in
July 2019 when a team of providers at Children’s Wisconsin connected a cluster of patients in
the hospital with severe lung injury to vaping. They proactively warned the community about the
potential danger of vaping. This warning quickly ignited a worldwide conversation that led to a
better understanding of the hospitalizations and deaths caused by e-cigarette, or vaping,
product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
Since Children’s Wisconsin sounded the alarm on the potential dangers associated with vaping,
Children’s providers have been featured in national and local news stories as well as two books:
“Big Vape The Incendiary Rise of Juul” and “The Devil’s Playbook: Big Tobacco, Juul and the
Addiction of a New Generation,” in addition to this new docuseries.
Children’s Wisconsin is featured throughout episode four. Specifically, D’Andrea can be seen at
24:50 and 29:40 in the episode. Children’s Wisconsin is also mentioned as part of a national
news story in the introduction in episode one.
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