Vaping Related Illnesses In SD

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Two illnesses related to vaping were recently reported in Eastern South Dakota. Both patients are between 20 to 24 years old. Josh Clayton is the State Epidemiologist with the Department of Health. He says the department is investigating to find out what types of products caused the illness. Some similar national cases stem from alterations to the e-cigarettes like adding flavorings, THC or other products. 


Vaping-Related Acute Respiratory Illness

Sep 10, 2019

In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 1 

South Dakota has joined more than 30 other states in seeing vaping-related acute respiratory illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises Americans to forgo vaping during an ongoing investigation into an epidemic of e-cigarette related illness. 

Dr. Dan Heinemann of Sanford Health provides insight.