Eleven San Diegans have been hospitalized with severe lung problems related to vaping or e-cigarettes, San Diego County Health and Human Services confirmed to NBC 7.
The technical term for the injury is severe pulmonary illness associated with vaping or e-cigarettes.
Indiana health officials said Friday that a resident died from severe lung injury linked to vaping.
The death is the country's third tied to the use of electronic cigarettes, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Previous deaths have been reported in Illinois and Oregon.
U.S. health officials say they've identified 450 possible similar illnesses in 33 states. Michigan's governor moved Wednesday to make it the first state banning f lavored e-cigarettes.
A San Diego doctor told NBC 7 the FDA needs to regulate the devices and fluids they vaporize because no one has really studied those liquids.
"You're inhaling chemicals, you're inhaling metal particles as best we know," San Diego ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Ted Mazer said.
A high school student has noticed the growing trend among her peers, and says teens often think vaping is safe for them than other forms of nicotine consumption.
It is illegal for tobacco companies to market flavored tobacco to children, but that law only extends to e-cigarettes and vaping devices in Michigan.
No other information was available.
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