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Drug Education Council to discuss vaping tomorrow


HAPPENING TOMORROW– MEMBERS OF THE DRUG EDUCATION COUNCIL IN MOBILE WILL TALK ABOUT RECENT ILLNESSES RELATED TO E- CIGARETTES AND VAPING. NEWS FIVE’S DANA WINTER IS JOINING US LIVE FROM THE DRUG EDUCATION COUNCIL HEADQUARTERS WHERE THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE TO GIVE US A PREVIEW… HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL HOLD A MEETING JUST THROUGH THESE DOORS — RELEASING NEW INFORMATION AND DATA ABOUT HOW THE VAPING EPIDEMIC IS AFFECTING OUR AREA…. THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS IT IS INVESTIGATING FIVE REPORTS OF POTENTIALLY SEVERE LUNG DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES OR VAPING…. THE U-S GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED ITS REFINING HOW ITS MEASURING THE OUTBREAK IN BREATHING ILLNESSES IN PEOPLE WHO VAPE. IT’S NOW ONLY COUNTING CASES CLOSELY LINKED TO ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE USE…. EARLIER TODAY – HEALTH OFFICIALS SAID THERE ARE 380 CONFIRMED CASES. PROBABLE CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN 36- STATES AND ONE U-S TERRITORY… THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS MOST OF THESE CASES ARE SEEN IN YOUNG ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS. SYMPTOMS OF VAPING RELATED ILLNESS INCLUDE CHEST PAIN AND VOMITING…. SO FAR…NO SINGLE DEVICE – LIQUID – OR INGREDIENT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE CAUSE — AND HEALTH OFFICIALS ADVISE PEOPLE NOT TO VAPE UNTIL MORE IS KNOWN…. THE MEETING HERE AT THE DRUG EDUCATION COUNCIL BEGINS TOMORROW MORNING AT 10 O’CLOCK. REPORTING LIVE IN MOBILE – DANA WINTER WKRG NEWS FIVE. NEWS-5 IS YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS. THE THIRD DEMOCRATIC

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