Lung illness reported in teens and young adults who vape in several states

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning Arkansans who use an electronic smoking device, e-cigarette, or vape about the risk of a potential lung illness.

Other states have reported over two hundred cases of a vaping-related lung disease and one death. The reports reach across the country, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Utah, California, and New York. Arkansas currently has four suspected cases under investigation. The products consumed could include a number of substances, including nicotine, flavorings, THC, synthetic cannabinoids, or a combination of these. Further investigation is ongoing to determine the possible cause of the illnesses by testing patients and vaping products.



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