Milwaukee Urges Residents to Stop Vaping

Headline Roundup August 29th, 2019

The city of Milwaukee warned residents to stop vaping in the midst of an outbreak of lung disease this week. All of those suffering from lung complications in Milwaukee admitted to being chronic users of either THC vaporizers or e-cigarettes. Last week, an Illinois man became the first vaping-related death after lung complications from regularly using a THC vaporizer. Illinois has the most vape-related illnesses in the country.

Some right-leaning media sources quickly blamed marijuana and its widespread use, even going as far as suggesting that legalization would worsen the problem. Some left-leaning media voices promoted the contrary, reporting that because marijuana is not legalized, research, quality control, and proper testing are made more difficult.

Milwaukee Urges Residents to Stop Vaping

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Milwaukee has warned people to stop vaping 'immediately' amid an outbreak of severe lung illnesses as health officials across the U.S. rush to investigate at least one death and nearly 200 hospitalizations that have been linked to e-cigarette usage.

The health alert issued in Milwaukee on Wednesday comes after 16 people in the city were hospitalized with severe lung illnesses this month.

Those who were hospitalized, including both adults and teenagers, all said they had smoked e-cigarettes or vaped marijuana oils and extracts in the weeks or months...

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From the Left
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(CNN)The city of Milwaukee issued a stern warning to residents: Stop vaping immediately.

The advisory came after 16 people in Wisconsin were hospitalized with chemical pneumonia, a severe illness that causes lung inflammation, the Milwaukee health department said.
All of them reported vaping or "dabbing"--inhaling potent marijuana products--before they were hospitalized, the department said.

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MILWAUKEE – The city of Milwaukee issued a health alert Wednesday urging people to stop vaping immediately amid an outbreak of lung disease doctors suspect is linked to e-cigarettes.

Milwaukee's alert comes as federal officials say there are some 200 potential cases of lung disease linked to e-cigarettes reported by 22 states.

There are 16 confirmed cases in cases in Wisconsin, with 15 other cases under investigation, state health officials said.

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