First Illness Related To Vaping In Clark County Reported

CDC Recommending Against Vaping And E-Cigarettes

Mitch Kelly
September 11, 2019 - 9:45 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT)- The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the first case in Nevada of illness due to the use of E-cigarettes.

The patient, not identified but said to be under the age of 18, was recently hospitalized with respiratory symptoms that fit with what the Centers For Disease Control says is improper use of e-cigs.

Those symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, nausea, diarrhea and fever.

The teenager has since been released from the hospital and is recovering, according to the health district.

The health district is advising people who use e-cigarettes and experience any of those symptoms to seek medical care right away. People seeking help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, can contact the Nevada Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-Quit-Now or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) from a Nevada area code.

There have been 450 possible cases reported and six deaths, the most recent reported on Tuesday.