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Milwaukee health officials urge residents to stop smoking e-cigarettes



Amid a nationwide spike in severe lung illnesses, Milwaukee’s health department issued an alert telling people to stop using e-cigarettes immediately. There are 16 confirmed cases of chemical pneumonia in Wisconsin, and health officials say all of the patients reported using e-cigarettes or vaping marijuana. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control says it’s looking into nearly 200 possible cases, reported in 22 states, of severe lung disease that may be tied to e-cigarette use.

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