“Children’s Hospital doctors didn’t know it at the time, but they would be among the first to make the connection between vaping and an outbreak of severe lung injuries in teens that within weeks would spread to more than 30 states and turn up about 400 similar cases.”
In July 2019, a collaborative group of providers from Children’s Wisconsin discovered a cluster of patients that was in the hospital with severe lung injury potentially due to vaping. They decided to warn the community about a possible danger of vaping. Little did they know that this would become a national issue. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about how these doctors made the connection to vaping and what ensued after.
Read more in this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also featured a story from Dr. Jennifer Schreiber who describes her patient's terrifying case of lung injury linked to vaping. Read the full story.
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