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Mother of sickened vaper, 18, slams US government for failing to ban e-cigs: 'If this was romaine, the shelves would be empty'

The mother of an Illinois teenager who fell ill from vaping slammed Congress for failing to issue a nationwide ban on vaping products.  Ruby Johnson, from New Lennox, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday as the number of lung illnesses and deaths related to vaping continues to increase.  As of Wednesday morning, at least 530 people - mostly young adults - across 38 states have been sickened or hospitalized with lung diseases linked to vaping.  One of them is Johnson's 18-year-old daughter, Piper, who was hospitalized last month with respiratory problems linked to e-cigarettes.  Read more....

 

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