#CDC Steps In As #Vaping-Related #Lung #Diseases Cases Increase

(TIME) — The CDC is getting involved as more people report potentially vaping-related lung diseases.

Almost 100 people nationwide have reported lung diseases that may be tied to vaping, and the CDC is helping to investigate.

Since late June, according to the CDC, 94 people in 14 states have come down with serious lung illnesses that may be linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. The case count has grown high enough to prompt the CDC to work with state health departments to learn more about what could be causing the worrisome conditions, which are primarily affecting adolescents.

Source: TIME, full story

 

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