Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses On The Rise

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

 

Resources

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

Guests: 

-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

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