Alarming new data shows vaping crisis growing

The CDC is now reporting more than 1,000 injuries linked to vaping in nearly every state in the country and 19 confirmed deaths in 16 states.
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Thank you, Eva. To alarming new numbers in the vaing crisis. The CDC reported more than a thousand injuries linked to vaping in nearly every state in the country and 19 confirmed deaths. Linsey Davis is here with more on this. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning. We are now at 1,080 probable cases of lung injury across the country related to vaping and believed that will rise. Yesterday Delaware announced its first vaping-related death but doctors all over the country are surround the alarm. New numbers from the CDC this morning show an explosive rise in vaping-related illness. There's been more than a thousand probable cases of lung injury across the country in the last few months and 19 deaths in 16 states associated with the use of vaping products. I think it's very hard to predict without a better understanding of what may be causing the problem. Reporter: This comes as a new study claims lung injuries and those who suffer vaping-related illness resemble the same ones as those exposed to chemicals. It could be compared to the type of injury seen in an industrial accident. Reporter: Some health officials caution this report is just preliminary and that no single product or substance has been connected with these illnesses. Still, the number of young people with disturbing symptoms is growing. 22-year-old Gregory Rodriguez was hospitalized for 12 days, three of those days in a medically induced coma. That's when I realized that the vaing wasn't as harm also as I thought. People should be on the lookout for these cases when they come in the er whether symptoms of stomach flu or breathing symptoms we should ask every patient about their vaping history. While we are seeing state aafter state place bans on flavored e-cigarettes. This week a New York court temporarily blocked that state's proposed ban on flavored products. A victory for the industry even if it's just temporary. Dangerous every day. Increases all the time.

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