Severe Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping

Minnesota cases confirmed or under investigation: 32

Updated Friday, September 06, 2019 at 12:49PM

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with local public health and health care providers to investigate reports of severe lung injury potentially related to vaping and e-cigarette use among teens and adults. With similar reports coming from other states in recent weeks, MDH is partnering with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine a cause and what steps may be taken to prevent additional illness. To date over 450 cases have been reported from multiple states. Many of the patients report having vaped illicit THC (a component of cannabis).

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