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Dallas County reports 14 cases of severe respiratory illnesses linked to vaping

Health officials in Dallas County confirmed Tuesday its received 14 reports from hospitals of patients with probable or confirmed severe respiratory illnesses associated with vaping. It's among the latest numbers linking cases of lung damage to e-cigarette use, primarily in younger people. Wendy Chung, the chief epidemiologist at Dallas County's Health and Human Services, told WFAA that six cases involved patients under the age of 18.