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Maryland Department of Health reports 23 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 21:17:24-04

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.