It is becoming increasingly clear that vaping from e-cigarettes, whether nicotine or cannabis, poses a serious and deadly health risk to users.
So far, six deaths have been linked to vaping, along with hundreds of cases involving respiratory illnesses. Most of the victims have been young men under the age of 19. Previously, most were healthy, but ended up in serious respiratory distress from vaping.
We believe that vaping is a serious health threat. For that reason, we are joining together, along with the State Department of Health, to warn all Santa Feans, young and old, that they are risking their health and lives when they use this dangerous and addictive product.
Although the deaths so far have all been adults, the numbers show that young people are increasingly susceptible to vaping.