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Vaping May Hamper the Lungs' Ability to Fend off Infections

A lot of otherwise healthy-seeming high schoolers and young adults are getting very sick. Since June, 28 cases of a mystery respiratory illness have been reported in Utah. Wisconsin has found 32 so far. Nationwide, more than 200 cases of patients with severe respiratory problems have been found in 25 states. One 30-year-old woman in Illinois died last month, and on Tuesday another death was reported in Oregon.  The patients, whose symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pains, shortness of breath, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea, have no known viral or bacterial infections. They just can’t seem to breathe normally. So far, the only known link between these previously healthy patients is that they had all recently vaped.  Read more.....

 

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