According to the United States Center for Disease Control, they have started an investigation into the cause more than 200 cases of severe lung disease nationwide. Officials with the CDC announced that California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin have all had cases they are looking into.
CDC officials indicated that in almost all of these cases it was in teens and young adults and that it was not limited to tobacco vaping but also included vaping cannabis products as well. In Illinois there has been at least one death believed to be related to vaping, the CDC is investigating the incident in conjunction with this case.
CDC officials listed the symptoms of the lung disease as shortness of breath, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and chest pain. If you have any of these symptoms seek medical attention.
Vaping seems to be on the rise, with the cost of cigarettes rising, according to sources vaping is about a third of the cost to smoking an equal amount. With Oregon having Cannabis legalized and many people not wanting to smoke, they have taken to vaping. With vaping on the rise and smoking on the decline, it will be something we here at the Oregon Conservative watch and will report on again in the future.
Written by Stephan Ball