Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses On The Rise
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 website for 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