Vaping expert visits East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A medical expert on EVALI or e-cigarette/vaping device associated lung injury shared her insights Tuesday in a lecture at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

This event taking place as we learn there have been two reported cases of EVALI just from ETCH since August.

RELATED: State releases updated vaping numbers

The number nationwide has risen to nearly 2,500 people sickened with 47 people dying from vaping associated lung injuries.

Pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Anne Griffiths said Tuesday the use of vaping devices is still relatively high. Approximately 1 out of 4 high school students admitted to vaping in the last month.

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