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Department of Health reports 43 cases of vaping-associated lung injuries

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 18:21:09-04

MARYLAND — The Maryland Department of Health is investigating cases of individuals who have developed serious lung illness after vaping.

As of October 29, there have been 43 reported cases of vaping-associated lung injury.

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, coughing, and coughing up blood.

Other symptoms reported by many patients include: fever, chills, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.