• No cases of disease from vaping in Oklahoma

    By: Michelle Linn


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • The Centers for Disease Control says cases of severe lung disease are linked to e-cigarettes in at least 33 states.
    • Health officials are blaming six deaths nationwide on vaping and the CDC warns people to stop vaping, until doctors can figure out the cause.
    • FOX23 reached out to the Oklahoma State Health Department and learned in Oklahoma, there are no known cases of lung disease linked to vaping.
    • The health department urges physicians to report any cases of unexplained severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping.
    • The CDC and Food and Drug Administration also say e-cigarette use by high school students surged a 78 percent in one year and 48 percent among middle school students.
    • Health experts say nicotine is harmful to developing brains.


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