120+ lung disease cases in 15 states could be tied to vaping

Dozens of US teens hospitalized with lung disease after vaping

Dozens of US teens hospitalized with lung disease after vaping

Symptoms have included shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and vomiting.

These produce an aerosol that users inhale from a liquid inside the device.

A large number of young people have been falling ill because of lung illnesses and their cases have alarmed authorities.

While officials are still trying to determine which products patients used, some states - including Wisconsin, Minnesota and NY - said the use of both nicotine and marijuana products had been reported.

A 2018 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that "there is conclusive evidence that in addition to nicotine, most e-cigarette products contain and emit numerous potentially toxic substances". In 2018, more than 3.6 million USA middle- and high-school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to the CDC.

Dr. Melodi Pirzada, a pediatric lung specialist at NYU Winthrop Hospital in NY, said she's seen two cases this summer - one of them an athletic 18-year-old who nearly died. But this does not mean that they are risk-free. Patients have ranged from 18-49 years old. He has asthma, was diagnosed with pneumonia and was treated and released.

Nelson said he spent days in the hospital, some of that time attached to a ventilator.His mother, Kim Barnes, said when a nurse told her it might be related to vaping, it was a wake-up call for her. "Look into it before you decide to pick this stuff up and start using this".

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While the department first saw cases among teenagers and young adults, cases in older age groups also emerged later.

At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported this week that some patients were hospitalized for "multiple weeks", in some cases ending up in the intensive care unit.

Among the many questions: Why are cases only surfacing now, when e-cigarettes have been around for years and are now being used by more than 10 million Americans?

Choi's state of OH, however, is not one of the states where health departments are now reporting cases, according to the state's health department. "But the health harms emerging from the current epidemic of youth vaping in Minnesota continue to increase". The only common factor was they had been vaping, she said.

A report that was published by CNN states that 15 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin, 10 in IL, and 19 cases in California.

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