The terrible X-rays show the lungs filled with oil in a teenager who was left fighting for his life due to evaporation.
Anthony Mayo, 19, of Erie, Pennsylvania, fell seriously ill last week, struggling to breathe, looking pale and feeling sick
The doctors found that lung oil was under severe pressure with solid oil.
Medics told his parents that the oil was like cooking grease that sticks after cooling and is likely to be scared for life.
His father, Keith Mayo, said he was told that his son had been warned that "smokers' lungs are 60 years old, smokers" who the doctors blamed for steam.
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He said: "It was a full turn and it was cool and not bad for you. I was just as guilty. I went with him."
"There is some scarring there. Whether it is very deep, we do not know yet."
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased the number of people who have made an illness, with some having oil filled lungs.
There are seven related deaths in the US this year in California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and Oregon.
Many of the people who died died of health basics.
Investigators have said they are trying to understand what causes the illnesses.
In the UK, Public Health England (PHE) insists that 95% steam is less harmful than smoking.
But some academics have set fire to PHE who says the organization is deliberately ignoring the evidence of dressing that steam is damaging.
Martin Dockrell, tobacco control leader at PHE, said: "A full investigation is not yet available but it is clear that US cases are associated with people who use illicit evaporative fluids purchased on the streets or made at home, some of them. Cannabis products contain them as THC oil or synthetic cannabinoids such as spice, and others Vitamin E acetate oil.
"This differs from the use of controlled nicotine products in the UK. Unlike the United States, Nitrate products and cigarettes in the UK are strictly controlled by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and operate the Yellow Card Scheme, encouraging steam to report any adverse effects.
“Public Health England's advice remains that steam has a small fraction of the risk of smoking.
“A person is more likely to have a nicotine cigarette than to get up to one maximum power.
"But it is important to use e-liquids controlled by the UK and never make e-liquids at home or illicit or add substances."
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