Doctors suspect vaping caused severe lung damage in eight teens from Wisconsin who were hospitalized over the last month. The teenagers from Milwaukee, Waukesha and Winnebago counties were brought to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with a cough, shortness of breath and fatigue.
Some patients needed assistance in order to breathe, the hospital said. Hospital officials said Thursday that some of the teens had lost weight from vomiting and diarrhea.
Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Meiman with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said it’s unclear what exactly the teenagers admitted to Children’s Hospital had inhaled. He says in early interviews teens mentioned nicotine and THC.