CDC: 11 Hoosiers with history of vaping have lung illnesses

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By Associated Press – August 20, 2019 0 213 Twitter CDC: 11 Hoosiers with history of vaping have lung illnesses Indiana Previous articleFBI: Truck driver arrested in Indiana after threatening mass shootingNext article2 Indiana online schools in enrollment dispute shutting down Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook A man displays his Juul electronic cigarette while shopping at a convenience store in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues to decline. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal health officials say 11 Indiana residents with a history of vaping have been stricken with severe respiratory illnesses.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked 94 cases of the illnesses in 14 states since June. The agency says some patients grew so ill they needed a ventilator to help them breathe, but improved when treated with steroids.All of the patients reported having used e-cigarettes in the weeks or months before falling ill.Indiana State Department of Health spokeswoman Greta Sanderson tells The Indianapolis Star the agency has confirmed that six of the 11 cases it’s investigating are linked to vaping .Many of those affected nationally have been youths and young adults , but Sanderson says the majority of those stricken in Indiana have been adults. Pinterestlast_img read more

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