Why Are Dozens of US Teens Getting Sick After Vaping? | Live Science


UPDATE: On Aug. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that there are now 149 possible cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping reported in 15 states.

Vaping has sent nearly 100 people, mostly teens and young adults, to the hospital with lung illnesses in the last couple of weeks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating 94 possible cases of “severe lung illness associated with vaping,” which have been reported in 14 states as of Aug 17, according to a statement from the agency. It’s unclear what’s causing the illnesses or even if there is a link between patients’ symptoms and the kinds of products they used.

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