Vaping lands 11 Louisiana residents in hospital: Louisiana Dept. of Health

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 25: E-Cigarette vaporizer components are displayed at Smoke and Gift Shop on June 25, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, 11-0, to be the first city in the United States to ban e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and devices that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) – Over the years, vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking for many Americans.

In recent weeks, hundreds of people have been hospitalized due to vaping, according to the American Lung Association.

Among those affected, Louisianians.

The Louisiana Department of Health says 11 residents have been impacted.

More are expected to come.

While the habit is old, the concerns are new. That has prompted people to question what is causing these new issues.

State health officials couldn’t provide a definitive answer, but said additives to vape products could be the issue.

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