(WEHT) – Eight Wisconsin teenagers have been hospitalized with severe lung damage and doctors believe it could be from vaping.
This comes at a time when e-cig manufacturers are under more scrutiny than ever.
Only one of the eight teens is still in the hospital, but the severe lung damage is all the more concerning because doctors say there are likely even more long-term effects.
The Center for Disease Control says 1.5 million more middle and high school students started vaping just last year.
Thursday, at a congressional hearing, the co-founder of the nation’s leading e-cigarette company, JUUL, acknowledged the problem.