COLUMBUS (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – State and local public health officials are investigating reports of six Ohioans who are experiencing severe pulmonary illness believed to be connected to vaping or the use of e-cigarettes. The Investigations are just beginning.

This comes just after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a national alert to healthcare providers about the same issue. The alert highlighted a connection between pulmonary illness and vaping in at least 16 states, primarily among adolescents and young adults.