RIVERSIDE – Public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser is urging those who use vaping products to stop until health officials can determine the cause of a respiratory illness that has affected hundreds of people across the country, including at least five in Riverside County.
There have been five deaths associated with the ailment nationwide, including one from Los Angeles County announced last week. More than 450 cases have been reported throughout the U.S.
Kaiser’s recommendation mirrors that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is spearheading a national investigation into the issue. Kaiser said those who use e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking should speak to their primary care provider for guidance on whether to continue.
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