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CDC gives vaping illness a name: EVALI

Vaping-related illnesses have finally received a name from public health officials after months of the disease making hundreds ill and killing nearly 30.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week dubbed the condition “EVALI,” an acronym for “e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury.”

According to the federal bureau, 29 people have died from the illness and 1,299 have been sickened. Symptoms of the condition include respiratory problems, vomiting, fever, and other physical ailments.

🔦 Experts say that vaping-related illnesses are most likely a U.S.-specific phenomenon.