Dozens of young people have been hospitalized across the country for severe respiratory problems after vaping cannabis or nicotine.
- “Most of the patients were having difficulty breathing when they arrived at the hospital. Some patients also reported chest pain, vomiting and other ailments. The cases have ranged in severity, with some patients suffering severe lung damage that required weeks of treatment in the intensive care units.”
- Officials aren’t sure whether vaping caused the problems and if it did what ingredient of the cartridges was involved.
- The FDA is also studying a possible link between e-cigarettes and seizures.
Illegal vape cartridges tainted with a potentially deadly lung toxin have hospitalized seven with pneumonia-like symptoms in Hanford, Calif.
- Young people who vape more are more likely to use cannabis, a study found.