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WVXU: Five deaths, 450 illnesses: Are they linked to vaping?

The mysterious cases seem to have started in April. Patients showing up in emergency rooms with chest pain and trouble breathing. Some of them went into acute respiratory failure. What started with dozens of cases is now hundreds nationwide and doctors are beginning to ask each patient if they've been vaping.

Julian Guitron, MD, associate professor at the UC College of Medicine and thoracic surgeon at UC Health, discussed this epidemic of respiratory illnesses on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition.