September 10, 2019
A mysterious vaping illness has now killed five and sickened some 450 people nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control has cautioned e-cigarette users, many of whom fall between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, not to buy illicit vaporizers or modify existing ones. The agency has also recommended users quote "consider not using" these products while the investigation is still underway. But as it turns out, buying legally won’t always guarantee a users’ safety. Desperate for answers, some officials including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have recommended abstaining from vaping altogether. Cheddar's Chloe Aiello reports.