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Risks of vaping

Oak Park health officials are joining experts across the country in warning consumers to avoid e-cigarettes until the cause of a dangerous and sometimes fatal lung disease tied to vaping is determined.  Vaping is especially dangerous when marijuana use is involved.

Affected individuals have reported the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or chest pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue and fever or weight loss. Symptoms can develop within a few days or over several weeks.

Health officials stress that young people and pregnant women should never vape. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about the many dangers associated with vaping.