Health officials in neighboring Wisconsin are working with the Centers for Disease Control to try and track the source of what’s causing lung damage or disease in patients who recently vaped. 12 more adult patients have been identified and 13 other cases are under investigation. Laura Smith with ClearWay Minnesota:

“We are in the early stages of learning about the exact effects of e-cigarettes. But we do know that nicotine in any form can harm the developing adolescent brain.”

With the increase in the use of e-cigarettes and vaping, parents and teens need to be aware of the potential danger. It’s estimated one-in-five Minnesota high schoolers are vaping.