Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare have developed a successful treatment method to combat the harmful effects of vaping and e-cigarette use. Lung injuries had been found when researchers studied over 60 patients, leading them to search for a treatment plan. Shorter courses of moderate-dose steroids have been recommended for outpatients and higher doses for those in critical condition. With a standardized approach worked out, long term effects of vaping and treatment can begin to be observed. However, the number one recommendation the study showed was to avoid the lung complications all together by not vaping.