Vaping Ailments

Ryan Finnerty

Although we are still months away from the 2020 Hawaii legislative session, lawmakers are already looking at ways to limit the use of electronic smoking devices.

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An anti-vaping summit is planned this week in Honolulu and state lawmakers scheduled a briefing Thursday on the rising youth use of e-cigarettes. Both events come as hundreds of users around the country have developed a mysterious lung illness and over two dozen deaths have been reported.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes.

BOSTON — The governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state, apparently the first action of its kind in the nation.

We talk e-cigarettes and vaping in Hawaii with Lola Irvin and Dr. Lance Ching from the state Department of Health; and Jostin Iriarte and Shannon Stevenson from Hi Lyfe Vaporz.

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Hawaii officials are calling on local health care providers to report any cases of patients with lung injuries after vaping. The advisory coincides with national reports of a breathing ailment linked to the vaping devices, including one death in Illinois possibly caused by e-cigarette use.