Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported in 16 States
August 22, 2019
(New York Times) – Sixteen states have now reported 153 cases of serious, vaping-related respiratory illnesses in the past two months, and many of the patients are teenagers or young adults. In a statement on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that all of the cases occurred in people who acknowledged vaping either nicotine or tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana. Federal and state officials say that they are mystified as to what is causing the illnesses, but that it does not appear that an infectious disease is responsible.