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    Source: http://www.startribune.com/teen-lung...rts/539981162/

    Teen lung diseases linked to vaping, Minnesota health department reports
    State health authorities are investigating the link between vaping and e-cigarettes and four cases of severe lung disease among teens and young adults that required prolonged hospital treatment.
    By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune
    August 13, 2019 — 1:43pm

    After having issued general warnings before, this is the first time Minnesota health officials have issued a public notice directly linking the use of vaping products to specific patient illnesses.

    Four cases of severe lung disease in the Twin Cities are being linked to vaping and e-cigarette use, prompting state health officials to warn the public about the harms of these products and to advise doctors to be on the lookout.

    The Minnesota Department of Health issued a warning Tuesday after receiving four case reports last week from Children’s Minnesota involving teens and young adults. The patients who suffered the illnesses all were hospitalized for more than one week, with some being admitted to intensive care.

    While state health authorities have long issued warnings about vaping because of some of the contaminants in e-cigarette cartridges and products, this is the first time they have issued a public notice directly linking the use of these products to specific patient illnesses...
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