MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) — Along with high-profile deaths linked to vaping, health officials say vaping-related illnesses continue to rise across the country and in Wisconsin.
Federal and local agencies are still hesitant to pinpoint what’s making people sick.
Since vaping deaths made headlines, the investigation has caused confusion, disrupted an industry and led some to ignore calls to stop vaping altogether — for better or for worse.
“They can contain all sorts of chemicals that are untested and unregulated, and we don’t know what the health effects could be. That’s really what we want to get across … we don’t know what they’re inhaling,” said Dr. Jon Meiman, chief medical officer for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Some of those cases are linked to Marathon County.
News 9’s Chase McNamara digs deeper into an issue in our own backyard.
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