CDC Links Vaping To 153 Cases Of “Severe Lung Illness”

USA Today reports:

Like to vape? Dabble in dabbing? Be careful: The number of vaping-related illnesses among teens and young adults is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that 153 possible cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping were reported across 16 states in just the past two months. Many cases involved the use of products containing THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis.

People who experienced symptoms reported breathing difficulty, shortness of breath and/or chest pain before hospitalization, the CDC said. Some reported gastrointestinal illness including vomiting and diarrhea, as well as fatigue. The Food and Drug Administration has joined investigation efforts and is providing technical and laboratory assistance to help identify any products or substances used.