CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Lorain County Board of Health issued an advisory on the use of e-cigarette or vaping products during its most recent meeting.
“The CDC and the Ohio Department of Health are investigating an outbreak of lung injury and deaths linked to e-cigarette use. So much is unknown at this time that we recommend that residents keep from using e-cigarettes, especially those that contain THC,” says LCBH board member Edward von Hofen.
The advisory states that e-cigarettes are not safe for anyone who is below the age of 25, pregnant women, or people who do not currently use tobacco products.
The ODH issued its warning of e-cigarettes on Aug. 23.
There have been 28 cases of vaping related illnesses reported in Ohio, including one in Portage county and three in Summit county.
Twenty-five of those cases have been hospitalized, according to the ODH.
There already have been a number of reported deaths that have been linked to vaping.