The CDC just announced that more than 200 cases of lung disease have been linked to vaping. This has become an epidemic across 25 states including Philadelphia and New Jersey.

As of right now there is not a specific product linked to being the cause of this disease. However, a lot of the patients have reported using THC or CBD,  which are compounds found in cannabis.

Even though cases appear similar, it is not clear if these cases have a common cause or if they are different diseases with similar presentations, which is why our ongoing investigation is critical,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield.

To avoid this in the future, experts are advising that people not buy products off the street from random people for their vape. They also said you shouldn't modify e-cigarette products or add any substances that are not intended by the manufacturer.

Here are some of the symptoms of lung disease:

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea