A Texas family is one of dozens who walk today to warn of the dangers of bruising while their teenage son remains in hospital support.
Jennifer Audas claims that the day her daughter Whitney Livingston decided to stop vaping, she vomited a fever.
"He decided, & # 39; I can't do it anymore. I will drop it. I will not go to the vape, & # 39;" Audas told Fox4News.com. "And that was the night he started running of fever. "after reading headlines about other young people across the country who came to the hospital with severe lung disease believed to be the cause of the blast. Health officials reported at least six. death and 450 cases of serious illnesses possibly linked to vaping, and encouraged teenagers to put down devices as they investigated a possible cause.
"She could have almost died," Audas told Fox4News.com.
"If you or a loved one a life is vaping, please stop. Recent deaths across the country, combined with hundreds of cases of reported lung injury continue to intensify. "
UTAH TEEN DOES NOT SHOW VAPE AGAIN & # 39; AFTER COMA, LUNG DISEASE
Audas said in a news outlet he suggested that vaping with his daughter was a safe way to stop smoking cigarettes. "He told Fox4News.com." So it's not healthier because of the way it is described . "
Audas said his daughter was showing signs of improvement, but they were not sure what lasting damage she might suffer. 19659003] Livingston is not like Maddie Nelson, an 18-year-old in Utah who has spent many years doing vaping tricks and testing new products; Audas said Livingston's doctor said his illness "looked like no pneumonia he had seen," while Nelson said his doctor declared him chest X-ray "one of the worst they had ever seen."
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On Tuesday, Kansas health officials reported the first state shake-up of the death and said it was involved to an adult over the age of 50.
"It is time to stop vaping," Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Health Dr. Lee Norman in a statement. "If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop. Recent deaths across the country, combined with hundreds of reported cases of lung injury continue to intensify. I am deeply concerned for health and safety of Kansas people who use vaping products and urge them to stop until we determine the cause of lung-related injuries and death. "