By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:55 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 14:55 BST, 14 August 2019
The number of Americans hospitalized for serious breathing linked to vaping has surged to 22.
In Wisconsin, 12 people have been admitted to hospitals for e-cig-linked lung trouble, as have six in Illinois and four in Minnesota.
And many of the patients are teenagers or otherwise healthy young adults.
The slew of sick e-cigarette users comes just after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report revealed that at least 127 Americans have had vaping-related seizures.
Little is known about the chemicals in e-cigarettes or exactly how they might be wreaking havoc on the lungs, but all of the patients have vaping in common, raising the alarm among doctors in the Midwest and nationwide.
At least 22 people - mostly teenagers and young adults - in the Midwest have been hospitalized with lung damage related to vaping, including 26-year-old Dylan Nelson (pictured) of Wisconsin, who was put in a medically induced coma after his lungs started failing
Four teenagers between 16 and 18 have been admitted to Minnesota Children's Hospital, according to CBS.
The hospital's chief medical officer, Dr Emily Chapman, explained that doctors at first thought the teens had some