Florida Teens are Going to the Hospital with Serious Respiratory Issues https://t.co/n7c92frNSM— Hood County Substance Abuse Council (@hoodcosac) June 9, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning parents and teens about an alarming new health scare. Reports are emerging of Florida teens being rushed to the hospital with COVID-19 like symptoms after using e-cigarette products—some having to be placed on ventilators. The patients test negative for the novel coronavirus, however they vape. Health experts are concerned that the underaged use of e-cigarettes may be exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis—potentially putting minors who vape at an increased risk of complications from the virus.