When purchasing vape cartridges and pens, people who enjoy vaping aren’t usually concerned about crazy situations such as their face getting blown off or their lungs filling with fluid. But, maybe they should be.
It’s not just a pipe dream — or should we say nightmare. Vaping is sickening and even killing people — not a lot of people, but enough to cause serious concern among state and federal health officials who are now asking emergency rooms to ask lung patients if they had been vaping before the incident and to report back to the agency.
According to the CDC, the agency is tracking “94 possible cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping reported in 14 states from June 28, 2019, to August 15, 2019 (this includes 30 cases in Wisconsin).”
What Are The Symptoms Of Vape Poisoning?
The symptoms being reported include:
- Shortness of breath
- Inflamed lungs
- Fluid in the lungs
- Tightness in the chest
In some cases, rather than heading directly to the emergency room, patients have gone to see their primary physician or….