State Says Most Patients with Lung Disease Vaped THC Products

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says 89 percent
of people who have suffered lung disease linked to vaping, have used products
containing the active ingredient in marijuana. DHS says that number is based on
the 27 people they have interviewed to date. The patients have told health
officials they used their vaping devices to inhale products containing THC,
which includes waxes and oils. Department of Health Services Secretary-designee
Andrea Palm said in a news release “vaping cartridges containing THC may include
chemicals or additives that are unknown, unregulated or unsafe.” She added, “We
strongly urge people not to vape.” The state now reports 32 confirmed cases in
14 counties, including nearby Dodge, Washington and Winnebago Counties. Another
11 possible cases of lung disease in patients who vape are still being