New York has issued a health advisory as it investigates 11 reported cases of pulmonary disease in people using vaping products in the state.
The advisory from the Department of Health alerted health care providers statewide of this emerging health threat and lists symptoms they should look for in patients, according to the state agency.
Anyone who uses vaping products and has concerning respiratory symptoms should stop using the product and consult their healthcare provider, health officials said.
“While many people consider vaping to be a less dangerous alternative to smoking cigarettes, it is not risk free,” Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement.
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