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Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses On The Rise

A man holds vaping liquid and a vaping device in his hand.
A man holds vaping liquid and a vaping device in his hand. [GrungeElfz / shutterstock]

Vaping is marketed as a safe alternative to smoking, but vaping-related illnesses in young adults including hundreds nationwide and ten confirmed in Ohio, are causing alarm among health professionals and a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop all vaping until a cause is determined. Six deaths have been attributed to vaping. Health experts join me for conversation on The Sound of Ideas.



If you need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, contact your doctor or go to the Ohio Department of Health websitefor information about resources, including the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW). 

-Dr. Sherrie Dixon Williams, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care Specialist, Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Medical Director of Smoking Cessation Programs, MetroHealth & Board Member, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

-Cory Kendrick, Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager with Summit County Public Health 

-Dr. Erika Trapl, PhD, Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”