MARYLAND — The Maryland Department of Health is investigating cases of people who have developed severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes or vaping.
As of October 1, there have been 23 reported cases of vaping-associated lung illness.
Patients report using e-cigarettes or vaping in the weeks or months prior to the onset of symptoms.
Respiratory symptoms reported include: shortness of breath, chest pain, pain on breathing, wheezing, cough, and coughing up blood. Other symptoms reported by many patients include: fever, chills, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.