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As vaping illness numbers rise, doctors push warnings


NOW.”)) *PHI*) INDIANA NOW HAS 25 CONFIRMED VAPING ILLNESS CASES, ANOTHER 35 PROBABLE CASES, AND ONE DEATH ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT FROM THE C-D-C. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE… I’M PHIL SANCHEZ. *NIN*) AND I’M NINA CRISCUOLO. BROOKE AND MIKE ARE BOTH OFF. THERE HAVE NOW BEEN 21 VAPING RELATED DEATHS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NEWS 8’S TRAVIS ROBINSON SPOKE TO DOCTORS TODAY ABOUT HOW THEY’RE IDENTIFYING THESE CASES AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND IF YOU’RE VAPING. TRAVIS? *TRAVI*) DOCTORS SAY THEY’RE REALLY ONLY SEEING THE BIG PROBLEMS WITH THINGS THAT AREN’T F-D-A APPROVED OR CONTAIN T-H-C, C-B- D AND NICOTINE OILS- BUT THERE’S STILL TOO MANY UNKNOWNS ABOUT VAPING TO CALL IT SAFE. *TRAVIS ROBINSON REPORTIN*) ((/:)) WHEN VAPING WAS FIRST INTRODUCED AS A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING, IT BECAME VERY POPULAR, VERY FAST, BUT THERE HASN’T BEEN ENOUGH TIME FOR STUDIES TO SHOW THE TRUE AFFECTS IT CAN HAVE ON YOUR BODY. “WE DON’T REALLY KNOW THAT MUCH ABOUT HOW IT AFFECTS OUR LUNGS. BUT WE DO KNOW THAT WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF CASES OF PEOPLE GETTING REALLY SICK FROM THESE VAPING INCIDENTS.” AS THESE EFFECTS ARE FINALLY SHOWING THEMSELVES, DOCTORS AND THE C-D-C ARE PUTTING OUT THE WARNING AND HOPING PEOPLE CAN PUT DOWN THE VAPE PEN. “SO, WHEN VAPING FIRST CAME OUT, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER FOR YOU. AND NOW IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS NOT. I, MYSELF AM PERSONALLY TRYING TO STOP VAPING, BUT AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW, YOU CAN’T JUST STOP VAPING- JUST LIKE SMOKING, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO STOP DOING IT SLOWLY.” DOCTORS SAY THE SYMPTOMS OF VAPING ILLNESS AREN’T ALWAYS THE SAME, BUT MANY CASES SEE PATIENTS WITH FLU- LIKE SYMPTOMS- WHICH CAN BE A PROBLEM. “THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT IF YOU ARE TAKING OVER THE COUNTER SUPPLIMENTS TO KIND OF QUELL YOUR SYMPTOMS, THAT YOU COULD BE JUST COVERING UP THE SYMPTOMS OF A MORE SERIOUS VAPING LUNG INJURY.” DOCTORS SAY IT’S WHEN THOSE FLU- LIKE SYMPTOMS BECOME MORE LIKE PNUMONIA THAT THERE’S A REAL DANGER TO YOUR LIFE. “YEAH, IT’S DEFINITELY SCARY, ESPECIALLY SINCE I HAVE YOUNGER SIBLINGS WHO DIDN’T SMOKE BEFORE AND THEY STARTED VAPING JUST TO BE COOL. SO IT WORRIED ME MORE FOR THEM.” DOCTORS SAY WHEN VAPING, REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BODY AND BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU’RE PUTTING INTO IT. “IF YOU HIT IT AND YOU FEEL LIKE MAYBE YOU’RE SHORT OF BREATH OR YOU DEVELOP A COUGH, IT DOESN’T NESISARILY MEAN THAT YOU’RE GOING TO GET EXTREMELY SICK, BUT YOU’RE- LIKE I SAID, STILL A SPECTRUM. WE’RE STILL DOING MORE STUDIES TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON. BUT YOU CAN DEFINITELY HAVE A VAPING ILLNESS AND NOT KNOW IT.” *TRAVI*) DOCTORS SAY THEY’RE MAKING SURE TO ASK PATIENTS IF THEY VAPE AS WELL AS IF THEY SMOKE, BECAUSE SOME PATIENTS DON’T CONSIDER THEM THE SAME THING. THIS WAY THEY CAN HELP IDENTIFY VAPING ILLNESSES EASIER. I’M TRAVIS ROBINSON, WISH TV NEWS 8.

2 Comments

  1. 2532robh1
    2532robh1 October 5, 2019

    It's not normal vape that is the issue. It is homemade or Chinese vape and THC vape causing this, not legit vape. You people are going to force people back to cigarettes, which is bad for everyone. Vape doesn't bother anyone.

  2. Kat cankan
    Kat cankan October 7, 2019

    More people die from smoking cigarettes, liver diseases from drinking alcohol and diabetes. Stop blowing things out of proportion.

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