State and federal officials are urgently tackling a new public health crisis in America: What’s causing a surge in vaping-related lung illnesses?
In recent months, 450 people have been sickened by a severe lung illness linked to e-cigarettes across 33 states and one U.S. territory, and five have died, according to public health officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged people to consider refraining from vaping any products until a cause is found. Coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath are warning signs for anyone who has vaped within the last 90 days. Here’s what you need to know.