There were 94 possible cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 14 states between June and August 2019, including 30 cases in Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana, and Minnesota have reported clusters of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarettes and vaping, primarily among teenagers and young adults.
Other states have reported possible (not confirmed) cases and investigations are ongoing. At this time, there is no evidence that an infectious disease is causing the illnesses.
“While some cases in each of the states are similar and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the illnesses.”
In the meantime, the FDA is also investigating 127 reports of people who had seizures after vaping.
It is still unclear whether the seizures were actually caused by e-cigarettes, but nicotine toxicity is known to cause seizures or convulsions. The seizures have been reported after a few puffs or up to 1 day after using e-cigarettes, according to the FDA.