Teen Hospitalizations Due to Vaping

Eight cases of teens hospitalized with seriously damaged lungs were reported by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in July. While the possible causes of these illnesses are being investigated, a news release stated that all the patients reported vaping in the weeks and months prior to being hospitalized. The officials have found the number of patients with similar damage and the link to vaping for such a short time concerning.

The eight patients were admitted for symptoms including shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and weight loss. Some of the teens wound up in the intensive care unit and needed significant therapy to help them breathe. While the teens showed improvement, the long-term effects are not known. Experts suspect the teens’ use of e-cigarettes could be the link to the lung damage. It is believed that prolonged or continued exposure to vaping chemicals can cause serious health problems.

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