Thursday, 8 August 2019
Eleven teens and young adults in Wisconsin, and three in Illinois, have been hospitalized for lung damage potentially linked to vaping, health officials in both states reported earlier this month.
In Wisconsin, patients developed shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue, with some needing assistance to breathe, according to the state’s Department of Health Services. Their health has improved with treatment, but whether there will be long-term health effects is unknown.
Those affected reported recently vaping, but officials from both states are still investigating which types of vaping products were used, especially if they were legal or not and where they were obtained.