AUGUSTA – A case of acute lung illness related to vaping has been reported in Maine.
According to the Maine CDC, an adult was diagnosed with the acute lung illness after complaining of coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever and stomach pain.
The director of the Maine CDC, Dr. Nirav Shah, says this case was reported to the U.S. Center for Disease Control.
To date, there has been nothing conclusive pin-pointing the cause of the symptoms other than vaping.
Shah says there have 530 cases of lung illness tied to vaping in 38 states and U.S. territories.
The Maine CDC director says anyone who has recently used an e-cigarette and experiencing the previous symptoms should see a doctor.