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Questions are being raised about the safety of vaping - 16-Aug

Dylan Nelson of Burlington Wisconsin and his sister Andrea sit for an interview July 29. He was rushed to the hospital in June by his sister last month with severe breathing problems. Doctors believe he and about two dozen other young adults suffered Questions are being raised about the safety of vaping - 16-Aug
Gustavo Carr | 18 August, 2019, 15:25

On August 4, state health officials in Wisconsin disclosed a dozen cases of severe lung disease that appeared to be linked to the use of vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes.

A total of 22 people in Minnesota, Wisconsin and IL have been hospitalized after vaping, according to NBC News. There are more under investigation.

The warning from Minnesota follows similar statements by health officials in IL and Wisconsin on teenagers that also required hospitalization due to vaping. Griffiths said the symptoms for these cases are similar to infectious diseases like shortness of breath, fever, cough, upset stomach, nausea, chest pain, dizziness, and vomiting. What's more, some of the teens may have purchased vaping products off the street rather than in shops, according to NBC News.

In Minnesota, specifically, doctors at first thought the teens had some sort of respiratory infection - possibly pneumonia - but ruled this out after they failed to improve with treatment. He has since been discharged and is now recovering, according to NBC News. The next morning his symptoms got worse and he went to the hospital.

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E-cigarette use is "unsafe" for kids, teens and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

By design, e-cigarette marketing is clever. In 2018, more than 3.6 million US youth, including one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students, said that they now used e-cigarettes, the CDC said. That's an increase from less than 1 percent in 2011.

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it received 127 reports of people who had seizures after vaping.

The announcement said some were hospitalized for "multiple weeks, with some patients being admitted to the intensive care unit". "Or if asked directly, they may not be comfortable sharing that". In one case a 26-year-old man started feeling sick after taking a few hits from his vaping device. "There is so much we don't know". Acetals, according to the researchers, could cause lung irritation.