State health officials say severe lung damage has been reported among young people linked to vaping. Children’s Minnesota has reported finding four cases of lung injury in the Minneapolis area potentially related to vaping. The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday the cases are similar to recent cases reported in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Health Department is asking health care providers and parents to be on the lookout for vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems.
Dr. Ruth Lynfield, state epidemiologist and MDH medical director, said,
“There are still many unanswered questions, but the health harms emerging from the current epidemic of youth vaping in Minnesota continue to increase. We are encouraging providers and parents to be on the look-out for vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems and lung injury and disease.”
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