E-cigarette use in teens prompts safety warnings

Several teenagers in Milwaukee have been hospitalized with lung damage allegedly caused by vaping. This comes as the co-founder of popular e-cigarette brand Juul answered questions on Capitol Hill.
2:24 | 07/26/19

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We're back this morning with a new warning about. Have one half thing in common they all use. Co-founder of the leading. This morning doctors and Milwaukee are sounding the alarm about. All with lung damage because of sleeping doctors say the patient experience shortness of breath fatigue weight loss and chest pain he come in. Not breathing when. I'm having last week an exact cause is unknown. And Wisconsin health officials are still gathering information on what connection there may be among these eight cases if any doctors say it's unclear how long the teenagers health issues relaxed. We don't have studies that show the long term affects and that's why we're so concerned because these are teenagers were facing the rest of their lives. We don't know what potential impact along reports of them will be. The warning came as the co-founder of popular. You don't ask for permission you asked for forgiveness. You're nothing but a marketer of a poison in your target has billion. People jewels co-founder says Jewell was developed for adult smokers who want to quit and it was never intended for minors he says the company has taken steps to reduce underage use including shutting down the company social media pages. We really need to do is look for his work with the idea hopefully this committee. Every tobacco researcher analyst possible everyone we can get their hands on to help us create industrywide. Practices. The company was also accused of sending mixed messages to teenagers testified that a jewel representative came to their school to give an anti beeping presentation and when their teacher left the room they say the representative repeatedly claimed that Jewell was safety you lose what impacted. Those quarter and put totally safe. Comments have on your classmates from my classmates who are ready Beijing it was a sigh of relief because now they're able to tape without any concern. And a recent case a federal judge sided with public health groups who sued the FDA. Ruling.

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